California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), home of the acclaimed San Francisco International Film Festival, have officially joined hands in a mutually beneficial partnership that promises to please audiences by coproducing a series of lectures and classes featuring celebrated filmmakers.
The CCA-SFFS inaugural event, part of the college's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series, took place at the 58th annual SFIFF on May 24 at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. The event featured an in-depth career conversation with not one but two Academy Award–winning documentarians -- celebrated filmmaker Alex Gibney (Esquire called him “the most important documentarian of our time”) and Rob Epstein, cochair of CCA’s undergraduate Film and MFA in Film programs.
(Gibney's Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine was honored as the festival's openining night presentation. The film presents a critical examination of Jobs, revered as an iconoclastic genius and denounced as a barbed-tongued tyrant.)Read the rest