Friday, April 8, 2011

Events and Opportunities

2011 OXY FREEWAVES: THE ART AND POLITICS OF SPACEA night of global and local media works exploring space, in public spaceFriday, April 15, 7 - 9 p.m. Occidental College Main Quad

Where: Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (Main Quad off Alumni Avenue Entrance)

Date: April 15, 2011

Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm

As part of the 2011 Spring Arts Festival, the Occidental College Film & Media Studies Program invites students, alumni, and the Los Angeles community to participate in an evening of food, drink, conversation, and cutting-edge videos addressing contemporary questions around the cultural, ideological, environmental, and creative uses of space.
This marks the second

OXY FREEWAVES venture, an exhibition of experimental and documentary films, that places documentary works by Occidental students into conversation with works by international artists from LA Freewaves (, an organization supporting innovative, relevant, independent new media from around the world.
 Mentored by media artist and LA Freewaves founder Anne Bray, the students of Occidental's Film & Media Studies Program will transform the campus' main quad into a series of public screening venues, permitting visitors to move between eight different themed media programs.


Want to travel the world while pursuing your passion? in conjunction with Nat Geo Adventure and World Expeditions are offering one talented individual the chance to be mentored by film-maker Trent O'Donnell. The scholarship recipient will go on assignment to one of the most remote Yolngu Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land (far north Australia). They will take part in a community project, working alongside the indigenous Yolngu Aboriginal rangers to restore sea country by removing and cataloging marine debris, the by-product of South East Asia’s fishing industry. Under the mentorship of Trent O'Donnell, they will find their story and create a short documentary which will be considered for broadcast on Nat Geo Adventure!

The winner of the scholarship will be flown to Australia from their country of residence where they will join a 7 day project organised by World Expeditions.

Applicants for the scholarship must submit a maximum 3 minute video about a 'Local Encounter' and they will also be asked to provide a 200 word essay on why they should be awarded the 2011 Travel Video Documentary Scholarship.

All interested students should visit the Scholarship page for more information.

The deadline for entrants is June 16, 2011.


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present

Friday, April 1 - Wednesday, May 25

There's no better way to remember Elizabeth Taylor than to watch her sizzle alongside Paul Newman this Sunday in Richard Brooks' adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). Taylor’s performance earned one of her four Oscar nominations in consecutive years. Read more »

IN PERSON: Brooks' biographer Douglass K. Daniel (Elmer Gantry, 4/23).

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone present

Friday, April 8 @ 7:30 p.m.

Fermín Alvarez Rivera’s moving documentary, Traces and Memory of Jorge Prelorán (2010), etches a portrait of fellow documentarian and UCLA alumnus Jorge Prelorán, a cinematic icon in his native Argentina, where he presented subjects in a non-exoticized, dignified manner. Read more »

IN PERSON: Maria Elena de las Carerras, Howard Suber, Michael Miner and Mabel Prelorán.

FREE Admission!

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

Sunday, April 10 @ 11 a.m.

The rarely screened, unfairly neglected animated musical The Mouse and His Child (1977), featuring mechanical toy mice who embark on a wondrous quest, is an existentialist kid’s film ripe for rediscovery. Read more »

FREE Admission!


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