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2007 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 7:30pm

free and open to the public





Eight MFA Documentary Film Graduates to screen their films. A Q & A with the audience will immediately follow and a reception afterward.













B is for Break

Five-year-old Vashaun is an emerging b-boy (breakdancer.) Encouraged by his father and a commmunity of dancers, he strives to progress in this magnetic art form.

Keeping House

by May Lin Au Yong

A reflection on a mother's resolute love as she confronts the fragile promise of life through the eyes of her son. 


The Champ

by Peter Jordan

After getting into one too many fights at school, Fatima finds the one place where she can punch people as hard as she wants -- the boxing ring. She learns that being a fighter is not just about boxing, it's about life.


Portrait of the Poet as a Young Dog

by Kelcey Edwards

San Francisco poet August Kleinzahler presents a unique view of his life in the a dog.


The Legend of Rosalie

More than 200 hundred feet below sea level, in the little desert community of Slab City, a beautiful and mysterious woman builds a library out of salvaged objects.



by Tim O’Hara

Like many seniors, Felicia Elizondo faces the reality of aging alone. Despite a future unknown, Felicia remains positive by connecting with people in similar situations.


Song of a Sperm Donor

by Emmanuel Dayan

A portrait of Jeffrey, a former sperm donor who lives in an RV in Venice Beach, and Ryan, the first of his daughters to meet him.



by Evan Briggs

In anticipation of the arrival of twins, a young mother revisits the circumstances of her first pregnancy, explores her relationship with her 4-year-old daughter, and considers her own role as a daughter in the face of motherhood.