Eight Thesis films by students in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012 @ 2PM
Annenberg Auditorium in the Nathan Cummings Art Building
LISTED IN SCREENING ORDER
The Corner Garden
Can kale chips replace Cheetos? In this small garden in East Oakland,
a group of teenagers struggle to grow their own vegetables,
and think about the food they eat in a different way.
The Words in the Margins
by Sara Mott
Two men from different backgrounds forge a unique friendship
as they journey to find their places in the world.
A District in Bosnia is shadowed by predicaments.
The Life of a Language
One Native American family struggles to save their native language from dying amidst
the obstacles, both historical and modern, they face in their everyday lives.
Three immigrant actors grapple with established stereotypes in the Hollywood film industry.
by Paul Meyers
In this playful essay film, the filmmaker explores our culture's
discomfort with all things many-legged.
by Laura Green
The small, tight-knit community of Vashon Island has become a reluctant poster child for the
growing debate around childhood vaccinations. This portrait of an island community digs beneath
the surface to investigate the tensions between individual choices and collective responsibilities.
Track by Track
A young sketch artist with autism journeys from the world of his imagination into adulthood.
Directions From 101:
Take University Avenue exit west, through downtown Palo Alto. Continue on University Avenue; cross El Camino Real, and University Avenue becomes Palm Drive. At the end of Palm Drive is “The Oval”. From The Oval, walk east on Serra Street which runs in front of the Main Quad. Turn right onto Lasuen Mall and the Nathan Cummings Art Building is on the left side of the street, to the right of the Art Gallery. Follow the signs to Annenberg Auditorium.
Directions From 280:
Exit Alpine Road. At stop, turn right. At Junipero Serra, turn right. At Campus Drive East, turn left. Continue on Campus Dr. for a while; turn left on Serra and continue until it dead ends at Galvez. Serra St. Stop, park near the corner. Walk north on Serra St. towards the fountain. At the fountain, you will see Hoover Tower on your left. The building directly to the right of Hoover Tower is the Cummings Art Building. Annenberg Auditorium is part of this building. Follow the signs to the entrance of the auditorium.
Oil on canvas
Holbein, Hans the Younger (1497-1543)
Photo credit: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Acrylic and water-based oil
A film by Jamie Meltzer
Courtesy: Joshua Forney