UBC BA Film Studies, 2021
Current Studies: MA Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Theatre and Film
Tamar’s research focuses on the representation of cinephiles in cinema, in particular the ways in which these representations do (or do not) correspond to the racial and gender identities of real-life cinephiles. She is further interested in how metatextual filmmaking might provide opportunities for more diverse representations of film buffs in the movies. Her other research interests include the golden age of Hollywood (especially the pre-Code era), star studies, queer film, animation and representations of mental health in film and TV.
Tamar previously completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Film Studies at UBC, with an honours essay titled “Experiential Empathy Through Feminist Observation: The Emergence of a New Political Art Cinema in the Female-Led Films of Andrea Arnold and Kelly Reichardt”. She has also had the abstract for her essay “Lightning in a Bottle in Triplicate: How Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall, and Lizabeth Scott Complicate Richard Dyer’s Theory of Originality in Star Studies” published in the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Having my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign as Game Master run for over a year, and still going strong.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be fully ambidextrous.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching “Xanadu” on repeat while studying.
If you could have dinner with someone fiction/real, who would it be?
Vincent Price, so I could hear his iconic voice in person.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
A ghost haunting an independent movie theatre.