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2010 Winter MFA Documentary Film Screening

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 7:30pm

Free and open to the public




Screening of four films created by First Year students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video; Q&A with filmmakers and reception to follow.



A Gentle Sport

by John Rory Fraser and Jenni Nelson (8 min.)

A visit to the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, one of the largest lawn bowling clubs in the United States. The film explores a distinctly English game in an American context, and examines its appeal and its future.


Sick Wid It

by Ryan Malloy and Briar March (10 min.)

Seen through the eyes of Antoine Sawyer, a talented TURF dancer, Sick Wid It explores how one dance style, born on the rough streets of Oakland, is giving youth a way to express themselves on the dance floor and in life.


Sueña despierto
(Dreams Awake)

by Kevin Gordon and Rebekah Meredith (7 min.)

A portrait of an immigrant worker who discovers his artistic and political voice in the U.S.


Top Spin

by Sara Newens and Mina T. Son (12 min.)

With hard work and family sacrifice, a young table tennis champion works toward becoming one of the top players in the world.