Film Events

Copresented by the Faculty of Color Research Alliance and Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Isaac Julien is one of the most prominent documentary and feature filmmakers in Britain. Julien is receiving the Persistance of Vision Award from the SF International Film Festival, and his film, Ten Thousand Waves, recently shown at the MOMA in New York, will screen for audiences Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m.

In 2002, he received San Francisco's Frameline Award for his contribution to LGBT film. In 2001 he was nomnated for the Turner Prize for his films The Long Road to Mazatlan (1999) and Vagabondia (2000), made in collaboration with and choreographed by Javier de Frutos,

Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de Ia Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989).

Copresented by the Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, an alliance of the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and programs at California College of the Arts (CCA) in Visual and Critical Studies and Architecture.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
"Go Fish," 1994, film still [courtesy Frameline]

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: John Jenkins,

Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of both film and television. Her first feature, Go Fish (1994), was released to wide acclaim, garnering awards at The Berlin, London, Rimini, and Deauville Film Festivals.

It also won the prestigious Open Palm at New York’s Gotham Awards.

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) followed, receiving the audience award at the London Film Festival. 2003 saw the release of Troche’s third feature, The Safety of Objects (2001), which received stellar reviews and went on to open the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and win best feature and best actress (Patricia Clarkson) at The Deauville Film Festival.

That same year Troche completed the pilot for Showtime’s The L Word and went on to direct, write, and co-executive produce the series through six seasons.

Troche also directed the pilot for the popular teen series, South of Nowhere, where she remained as a consulting producer and director. She has also directed award-winning series including Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, and Law & Order.

In 2011 she executive produced Hunting Season, an eight-part web series. Troche produced Concussion (2013), Stacie Passon’s debut feature that premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

She also wrote and directed Elliot King Is 3rd for ITVS Future States.

She is set to go into production on her fifth feature, Wendy Drinks Beer for Breakfast and is currently developing Sugar, an interactive web series set to go live in the fall of 2014.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Charting a fascinating chronology over a wide range of disciplines, the series takes a close look at past moments that continue to resonate today.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.


Presented by CCA's Film and MFA in Film Programs

Thursday, May 8, 7:00–10:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: 5:30 p.m. (Production Stage)
Free and open to the public
More info: Yvie Raij, or 415 551.9282

Join us for a double-billing year-end extravaganza: BFA Film Senior Show and screenings of first-year MFA in Film student work. We'll also have screenings of the sophomore and junior Best Film award winners as well as our year-end Awards Ceremony!

May 15–20

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Thurs., May 15, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1224 or 510.658.3176

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media, from painting to sculpture, photography, design, and more.

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Please note: On Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.