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May 2021

Camera as Witness Presents documentaries THE INVISIBLE LINE and THE LESSON

May 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents THE POWER OF EMPATHY seriesco-presented with Arts Arena, Columbia University and Stanford Film Society MONDAY, May 17 at  10:30AM THE INVISIBLE LINE – AMERICA’S NAZI EXPERIMENT(Germany/US, 53 min) Director/Producer: Emanuel Rotstein Former Palo Alto Cubberley history teacher Ron Jones and several of the students from his 1967 sophomore World History class sit for new interviews recounting the weeklong experiment Jones developed on the fly to answer an American student’s never-more-relevant question: how did…

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Sideways

May 20 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country. Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his…

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The Incredibles

May 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs…

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Blindspotting

May 22 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  Blindspotting explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are…

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Meeting the Moment’s Movie Nite: Paris is Burning

May 24 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our movie night on the theme of Joy as Resistance Meeting the Moment presents “Paris is Burning”. Hosted by Kory Gaines ’21 and Alli Wollner, Senior Producer. Open to the entire Stanford community RSVP: http://bit.ly/junmovienite

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary SING YOUR SONG

May 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents THE POWER OF EMPATHY series co-presented with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the MLK Jr. Research and Education Institute, Museum of the African Diaspora, Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 at 7:00PM PDT SING YOUR SONG (USA, 105 min) Director: Susan Rostock  Producer: Michael Cohl Sing Your Song is an up-close look at a great American, Harry Belafonte. A…

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Stray

May 27 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night. Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the…

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We Are As Gods

May 28 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors and directors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. In this sneak peek of We Are As Gods, Stanford MFA in Documentary Film Program alumni Jason Sussberg (2010) and David Alvarado (2010) offer a deep dive into the many sides of Stewart Brand—creator of The Whole Earth Catalog, an influential member of Ken Kesey’s “The Merry Pranksters,” and founder of the modern environmental movement. Brand’s…

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Film Selections by Documentary Film Program Students

May 29 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Curated by students in Stanford’s Documentary Film Program, the screening features a selection of recent short films by current MFA students and program alumni. A Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Film titles to come soon. All sales end at 11:59 PM PST the night before the movie. To learn…

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June 2021

Frozen 2

June 3 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Sterling K. Brown arrived at Stanford to study economics, but after starring as Joe Turner in a performance of the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone during his freshman year, Brown switched to a drama major. After Stanford, he received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the…

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Black Panther

June 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Sterling K. Brown arrived at Stanford to study economics, but after starring as Joe Turner in a performance of the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone during his freshman year, Brown switched to a drama major. After Stanford, he received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the…

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Waves

June 5 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Sterling K. Brown arrived at Stanford to study economics, but after starring as Joe Turner in a performance of the play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone during his freshman year, Brown switched to a drama major. After Stanford, he received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the…

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2021 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 10 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Six short documentary films by First Year Documentary Film MFA students. Q&A with filmmakers to follow. This is a ticketed event. Please see link.

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Short Films from the MFA in Documentary Film Program

June 10 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. View a selection of short documentary films by first year students in the acclaimed MFA in Documentary Film Program at Stanford. A Q & A with filmmakers will immediately follow the screening. Film titles to come soon. All sales end at 11:59 PM PST the night before the movie. To learn more about our…

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High School Musical 3

June 11 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  Amid preparations for a basketball championship, prom, and graduation, sweethearts Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) vow to savor every moment, knowing that college plans put the future of their relationship into question. An elaborate spring musical is just the thing for these two Wildcats…

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Requiem for a Dream

June 17 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left…

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Labyrinth

June 18 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left before graduating to continue…

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A Beautiful Mind

June 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left before graduating to continue…

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