Brett Story Screening of THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES and Post-Realism Seminar #14

THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (Public Screening) Director Brett Story in discussion with Film and Digital Media Professor Sharon Daniel co-sponsored by Film+Digital Media / Porter College Visiting Artist Series Monday November 6, 2017 7 PM Communications 150 (Studio C) More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other […]

VIRTUAL REALITY IN REAL TIME: an evening of discussion with Sundance curator Shari Frilot

Virtual Reality in Real Time: A Conversation  TUESDAY MAY 2, 730pm / Communications Studio C  Coming to Santa Cruz to discuss VR (Virtual Reality) with the UCSC community are Sundance curator Shari Frilot, who pioneered the exhibition of VR at the Sundance festival and has watched it evolve over the years, and Prof. Homay King (Bryn Mawr), who writes […]

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE: an evening of screening and discussion with filmmaker Jodie Mack

SCREENING TUESDAY MAY 1, 7pm | Communications 150 (Studio C) Visiting Artist Jodie Mack screening her film-cycle “Let Your Light Shine” including featurette “Dusty Stacks of Mom” and “New Work” Jodie Mack (born 1983 London, UK): Let Your Light Shine, (75 min.) This collection of films investigates the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an […]


EXTRACTION: DECOLONIAL VISUAL CULTURES IN THE AGE OF THE CAPITALOCENE All events are on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30, in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 at UC Santa Cruz Extraction designates capitalism’s fundamental logic of withdrawal—of value, nutrients, energy, labor, time—from people, lands, culture, life-forms, the elements, without corresponding deposit (except as externalities of non-value […]

Filmmaker Wu Wenguang Seminar | Chinese Independent Documentary Film

THE FOLK MEMORY PROJECT & INDEPENDENT CHINESE DOCUMENTARY  Seminar with Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Zhang Ping, and Liu Xiaolei  Tuesday November 22,2016  7-9 PM, Communications 139  Please RSVP to Prof. Yiman Wang ( to reserve a place in the seminar. co-sponsored by Porter College, Film + Digital Media, the Institute for Arts and Sciences, and Cowell College.  Wu Wenguang […]

GLOBAL INTERWEAVINGS: an evening of screenings and discussion with filmmakers Laura Kissel and Patricia Alvarez

Monday May 9th, 7 PM | Communications 150 (Studio C) An evening exploring globalized production chains, textiles, and tactility, featuring work by visiting filmmaker Laura Kissel and Film + Digital Media Lecturer Patricia Alvarez. Screening followed by discussion with the filmmakers. co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Worlds ENTRETEJDIO (Patricia Alvarez, 2015, 33 min.)  Peruvian alpaca wool […]

Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki: Screening of THE IRON MINISTRY 铁道 and Post Realism Seminar #12

THE IRON MINISTRY 铁道 Public Screening and Discussion with filmmaker J.P. SNIADECKI Monday April 11,2016  7 PM, Communications 150 / Studio C co-sponsored by Porter College, Film + Digital Media, the Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, Anthropology, and the Center for Emerging Worlds Filmed over three years on China’s railways, THE IRON MINISTRY (2014, 83 min.) traces […]

CDAR and the Socialism/Post-Socialism Research Cluster co-present a screening and discussion of “Pilots in Pajamas” (1968)

Friday February 19th, 2 PM, Communications 130  (Studio A) In the spring of 1968, Pilots in Pajamas, a four-part five-hour documentary mini-series about the war in Vietnam premiered on East German television. Directed by the state filmmakers and long-time collaborators Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann, the film is organized around a series of interviews with […]