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August 2019

SGS Summer Film Festival: Plastic China

August 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Directed by Jiu-Liang Wang (China, 2016) Followed by Q&A discussion with Matthew Kohrman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University This film documents a plastic recycling facility in a small town dedicated to the business of processing plastic waste. The facility is operated by two families: the family of the owner and a family of employees. Eleven-year-old Yi-Jie works alongside her parents while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious foreman, hopes for a better life. Plastic China examines global consumption and culture…

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September 2019

SGS Summer Film Festival: Tommorow (Demain)

September 4 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent (France, 2015) Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. View the trailer. This film is part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 19 to September 4. This year’s festival features 10 films from around the world that focus on the theme “Earth: Habitat for All.” 

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Exhibition: Jim Campbell

September 5 12:00 am

Jim Campbell primarily utilizes LEDs to translate time-based subjects—scenes of jostling crowds, found home movies, and the rhythmic movements of nature, such as waves and clouds—into blurred or gridded forms that test the limits of perception. In its abstract orientation and encouragement of extended contemplation, Campbell’s art shares much with other works in the vibrant, light-filled, and expansive galleries in the Anderson Collection.

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art

September 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  The Desert of Forbidden Art During the era of Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals, or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes…

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October 2019

Chemistry and Film: Experiments in Living

October 18 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chemistry and Film: Experiments in Living, a symposium jointly sponsored by the Departments of Art and Art History and Chemistry at Stanford. How has the practice of chemistry been depicted in movies, from Hollywood features to high school training documentaries of the 1950s and 1960s? What are the ways that moments of discovery—Eureka!—and the persona of the chemist have been shown? How has the chemistry of film itself been understood? And when it is said that two actors on screen…

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December 2019

2019 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening

December 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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January 2020

Selma

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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March 2020

2020 Winter MFA Documentary Film Screening

March 17, 2020 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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June 2020

2020 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 5, 2020 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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2020 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 11, 2020 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. Free and open to the public.

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2020 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 13, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Films by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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