Julia Holeman, Psychology, BMC ’20

The World of Film: A New Lens

Faculty Advisor: Tim Harte

Field Site: Philadelphia Film Society

Field Supervisor: Rosie Jacobson

Course Description:

My Praxis course consisted of discussions with Tim Harte about different important directors and how their work has influenced films today and the best ways to teach these films to youth now. These discussions not only informed my work at the PFS, but will also be immensely helpful in moving forward to my (hopefully) future job at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I also spent time at the PFS working with Rosie Jacobson and Travis Trew on multiple projects. I helped to write discussion questions for Movies on the Block films. At these events, I helped to facilitate inexpensive and fun activities for community participants. I also helped to write discussion questions for the field trip films that bring Philadelphia youth in from all over the city to see new and educational films. During my time at the PFS, they received funding to create a club for teens interested in film. For this club, I helped to create curricula and to develop PowerPoint presentations for the actual club meetings. I also helped to curate films for the Philly Film Showcase monthly event that allows local Philadelphia filmmakers to show their work on the big screen at the Philadelphia Film Center. My time at the PFS not only provided me with skills that will help me as I move into the future, but it also gave me more of a concrete idea of what I am passionate about doing as I begin to find a career path. I could not be more grateful to Rosie for her support, guidance, and help throughout my time at the PFS. Rosie approached this internship as if I were a member of the team and provided me not only with additional insight and knowledge, but also fabulous opportunities to participate in meaningful ways.

Final Presentation:

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6 thoughts on “Julia Holeman, Psychology, BMC ’20

  1. Lise Reno

    Julia, your presentation is fabulous. You’ve creatively and effectively told the story of your journey through your fieldwork at the Philadelphia Film Society, its integration with the academic grounding of your course and how you envision applying lessons learned through a job at Circle Cinema in Tulsa! I especially appreciate your discussion of community building and your vision for how film can bring people together, especially young people.

  2. Claire Eckstein Indik

    This is such a wonderful presentation! It is clear that you have accomplished a lot in such a short amount of time. I’m hoping that you will be able to apply what you learned during your Praxis to your work at Circle Cinema soon.

  3. Sydney Robertson

    Hi Julia, I really enjoyed this comprehensive tour of your Praxis course. I love how you used Prezi to create a visually rich and interactive presentation that very much mirrors your work in your field placement. I felt very engaged and I learned a lot. Best of luck going forward as you continue this engaging work. I hope things get better very soon!

  4. Ellen Sanders

    Hi Julia,
    I loved your presentation! You clearly and thoughtfully walked us through your experience, as well as the remarkable work PFS is doing. I love that you want to bring something similar to your hometown and wish you the best1

  5. Liv Raddatz Post author

    Hi Julia, I’m so impressed with your Prezi, both in terms of content and design. It’s exciting that this Praxis experience helped solidify your plans post-graduation. You seem incredibly well suited and prepared for this type of work. Best of luck with implementing some of your wonderful ideas at Circle Cinema in Tulsa and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!


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