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May 2019

Outdoor Film Screening: Kerry Tribe’s “Exquisite Corpse”

May 28 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Bring your friends, picnic blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy this special event! The screening marks the first day of the installation at the museum of Kerry Tribe’s film, Exquisite Corpse (2016), with the film running in the Wisch Family Gallery through July 29. The artist will be introducing her film before the screening. Exquisite Corpse traces the fifty-one-mile Los Angeles River from its origin in the San Fernando Valley to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, over the course of fifty-one minutes. Throughout the…

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Film Screening: Vija Celmins: 4 Decades

May 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vija Celmins is one of the most important artists of the postwar generation. She is best known for her drawings of the ocean and the galaxies of the night sky. These brilliant works were mostly realized during a seventeen year period when she stopped painting altogether in order to explore drawing. In her forty year retrospective at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles she recalls her beginnings in abstraction, her choices of subject matter after she freed herself of the New…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary SKID ROW MARATHON

May 30 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMAN DIGNITY series co-presented with Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, International Law Society, Stanford Film Society, Stanford Human Rights Law Association and Stanford Public Policy. SKID ROW MARATHON(85 min) US    Director: Mark HayesProducers: Gabriele Hayes, Doug Blush When a criminal court judge starts a running club on the Los Angeles notorious Skid Row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. SKID…

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June 2019

Dive-In Movie Night: The Little Mermaid

June 1 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us “under the sea” for our Dive-in Movie Night at the Avery Recreation Pool on Saturday, June 1, 2019. We’re hosting a screening of the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.  Grab your swimsuit, dive in, and sing-along to the catchy tunes from Ariel and friends. The pool is heated, but if you prefer to stay on dry land, you can also watch the film from our grass hill beside the pool. Feel…

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2019 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 7 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film & Video Production. Q&A with Filmmakers and light refreshments immediately following screening.

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2019 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.

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2019 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 15 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Turf Nation by Jun BaeTurfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking. Turf Nation follows the street dancers’ lifestyle as told through their daily train shows and their own directed short films. Mormon Tour by Jake ChamberlainThe Book of Mormon is like the Bible, but its set in America. A group of devout Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) tour Mayan ruins in Mexico to bolster their imagination of the Book of Mormon…

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January 2020


January 25, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Film with Live Score: Jason Moran & Marvin Sewell  The 2014 Oscar-winning movie—starring Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and Tessa Thompson—tells the story of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Protesting segregationist repression and led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now-U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA.), it helped lead to passage of the Voting Rights Act later that year. Jazz pianist Jason Moran joins the Wordless Music Orchestra to provide the film with a live score.

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