History of Films Workshop

History and Genre of Films Workshop


Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2019
9:00 AM at
Theater Arts Bldg

Hosted by: Professor David Rothman, Montgomery College and Mansoor Ahmed

Don’t just sit there and let the film you are watching fly by you. Taking an active role in watching the film by recognizing the various narrative genre forms and structures of film. Enhance your film watching experience by having a better understanding of the elements of a film and their relative priorities within a given film genre.  The workshop is designed for the film audience as well as filmmakers. Donuts and Coffee will be provided

Professor David Rothman:
David Rothman is a full time faculty member in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College. He currently teaches Introduction to Theatre, Fundamentals of Acting and Introduction to Film. Additionally, Professor Rothman directs student stage productions for the college and frequently leads post screening discussions at the American Film Institute in downtown Silver Spring.


Mansoor Ahmed’s (Moonie) passion for films can be traced back to his childhood days where he lived across the street from the only English language cinema hall in the city, and became mesmerized by the world of film. Over the years he has acquired a deeper understanding of films and filmmaking. As a founding member of Storytellers, Mansoor has been making films since 2002. He has directed a feature-length film, Bhool and has been involved in more than a dozen short films in various capacities.