CAMERAPERSON screening and POST REALISM SEMINAR #17 with filmmaker Kirsten Johnson

Monday May 20, 2019 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) CAMERAPERSON with filmmaker KIRSTEN JOHNSON co-sponsored by Porter College and Film + Digital Media Documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Fahrenheit 9/11) has spent decades traveling the world, amassing a treasure trove of footage that she has assembled into an insightful, visually bold memoir about the […]

SCREENING PROGRAM and POST REALISM SEMINAR #18 with filmmaker Kelly Sears

Monday, November 18, 2019, 7 PM |Communications 150 (Studio C) we didn’t know anything of the real fever down here an evening with KELLY SEARS co-sponsored by Porter College and Film + Digital Media This hour-long program contains films that address the tensions between the failed and the fantastic.  Animated photographic and cinematic documents are […]

Poetics and Politics of Documentary 4: Against Story

Poetics and Politics of Documentary is a practice-led research symposium exploring the interconnections between art and knowledge as they are expressed in documentary practices, broadly conceived. It will be held at the University of California Santa Cruz May 16-19th, 2019. The symposium represents an opportunity for media makers working within the broad sweep of documentary […]

TRIPLE CONSCIOUSNESS an evening with filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu

Monday October 8, 2018 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) An evening of short films by Akosua Adoma Owusu co-sponsored by Porter College and Film + Digital Media The politics of representation depends on dismantling monolithic, reductive, and “Western”-centric renderings of exoticism and otherness in identities. This presentation looks at work by filmmaker Akosua Adoma […]

INAATE / SE / and ANTI-ETHNOGRAPHY with filmmaker Adam Khalil

INAATE / SE / [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] Monday April 9, 2018 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) with filmmaker Adam Khalil  History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video […]

AMERICAN TRADITIONAL WAR SONGS an evening with filmmaker Sky Hopinka

Monday April 16, 2018 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) An evening of short films by Sky Hopinka filmmaker Sky Hopinka in conversation with UCSC Anthropology professor Renya Ramirez co-sponsored by Porter College, Film + Digital Media, and the Arts Division Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. He was born and raised […]

INCITE LAUNCH / THE NATION’S FINEST curated by Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak

Thursday May 17, 2018 7:10 PM Oakes 105 with illustrated preview of the INCITE Sports issue by the curators This program deconstructs the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists (who are sometimes athletic!). The Nation’s Finest is part of A Non-Zero-Sum Game: Sports, […]

ANIMATING RESISTANCE: An evening with Kelly Gallagher

An evening of short films by animator Kelly Gallagher Monday May 14, 2018 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) A program of short films by Kelly Gallagher, who has been using animation and live-action to create urgent, radical and personal essay films for the past eight years. Kelly Gallagher is an experimental animator, filmmaker and […]

NONFICTION AUDIOVIDEO: master class with sound artist ERNST KAREL

Tuesday May 22, 1 – 4 PM, Communications 113 / Studio D This workshop will focus on practical issues involved with working on audio for nonfiction film/video. In doing so, Ernst will present excerpts of vilms he has worked on for analysis and discussion, from seemingly very straightforward pieces using only sync sound to more […]

NSEW FILM TOUR an evening with Vanessa Renwick

NSEW FILM TOUR An Evening with Filmmaker Vanessa Renwick Monday March 12, 2018 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C)   Vanessa Renwick has been a singular voice in the experimental cinema for over 20 years. Eschewing an allegiance to any one medium or form, Renwick builds authentic moving image works revealing an insatiable curiosity and […]