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2009 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 7:30pm

Free and open to the public

The Film and Media Studies Program in the Department of Art & Art History is pleased to present Screening Number 3, 8 documentaries in 16mm color film by First Year Students in the MFA program in Documentary Film & Video.

Q&A with the filmmakers and reception will follow.

 

IN SCREENING ORDER:

Photobooth at the Musée Mécanique

by Carolina Kondo

Amidst the Musée Mécanique's collection of wonders from a time past is a black & white photobooth.

 

Trash-Out

by Maria Fortiz-Morse

A profile of people who must "trash-out" the remains of economic crisis.

 

Housekeeping

by Anthony Weeks

As a hotel housekeeper goes about her daily work, she ponders the lives and habits of the people after whom she cleans up as well as what it means to be 'home'.

 

The World Is Young

by Theodore Rigby

From horrific war to the complexities of childhood, Wayne Miller has captured intimate moments of life on film for over 50 years. Now in his 90's, Wayne expounds on his lifetime of photographs and his quest to show the oneness of humankind through visual imagery.

 

Son of Macista

by Emile Bokaer
A filmmaker pays tribute to his father for taking great care of him through one of the more difficult moments in his life.

 

Simple Nature

by David Alvarado

Framed within the history of physics, one physicist articulates a possible answer to a question once thought of as strictly philosophical.

 

The Adventures of ALS Boy

by Alaa eldin El Dajani

This film is about the places that one man goes in his mind as his body is swiftly fading away due to Lou Gehrig's disease.

 

Shelter

by Jason Sussberg

Lloyd Kahn claims that shelter is more than a roof over your head. As the author and publisher of over a dozen books on home construction, Lloyd has been grappling with the concept of home, physically and psychically, for over five decades. Situated in the financial and housing crisis, this film profiles Lloyd's ideas on do-it-yourself construction and sustainability . A filmmaker pays tribute to his father for taking great care of him through one of the more difficult moments in his life.