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Gabriel Rhodes

Gabriel Rhodes

Documentary Film and Video

About

Gabriel Rhodes worked as a freelance documentary editor before returning to school to work towards his master's degree in documentary film and video from Stanford University. His edited work has screened in over forty film festivals around the world and has won prizes including Best Documentary at Sinking Creek and a Bronze Apple at the National Education Media Awards. His work has been nominated for a Regional Emmy Award and a Rockefeller Genius Grant Award.


Trading Fours

video

JUNE, 2000
VIDEO DURATION: 19:10 MIN.

For many teenagers band class is merely a diversion from scholarly pursuits. However, in gang-ridden South Central L.A. high school band can be a matter of survival. Trading Fours is the story of Fernando Pullum's inspiring high school jazz band program. In the past six years Pullum has managed to place 134 out of 135 of his students in college on scholarships.


Glass Elevator

16mm color film

JUNE, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 7 MIN.

Glass Elevator is a personal exploration into the effects of panic attacks. Through experimental techniques, the filmmaker attempts to convey the sense of fear and loss that panic attacks brought about in his life.


Lilli Ann

digital video

Co-directed with Hope Hall
MARCH, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 9 MIN.
Lilli Ann is a tribute to Jesus Chuy Campusano's mural in the Mission District which was whitewashed illegally by the new owners of the building.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Cinequest, San Jose, CA, 2000
Brainwash Movie Festival, San Francisco, CA
'documental' at the Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA
Golden Shower Film Festival, Texas

Strings

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1998
VIDEO DURATION: 3 MIN.

Strings is the story of a puppeteer at Children's Fairyland in Oakland, the nation's first amusement park for children.