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Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) Film chair Rob Epstein and Gus Van Sant [photo: Nikki Ritcher]

On Tuesday, January 25, California College of the Art welcomed celebrated filmmaker Gus Van Sant to the San Francisco campus, where Film chair Rob Epstein engaged him in conversation before a maximum-capacity audience gathered inside Timken Lecture Hall. As part of his visit to the college, Van Sant also guest lectured a master class with Epstein the following day.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Simon Hodgson

Iris Charabi-Berggren, Portrait with Bella's Mask (at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2010)View slideshow 

Fresh from completing a residency at the respected Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, the Israeli-born artist Iris Charabi-Berggren (MFA 2007) is about to undertake another residency, this time at Berkeley's Kala Art Institute. And she just received an email from the Drawing Center in New York notifying her that she's been accepted into their Viewing Program.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by Jim Norrena

[photo: Daniel Nicoletta]

Documentary Exhibition at New York MoMA

CCA Film chair Rob Epstein's 1985 Academy Award–winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk will screen at the New York Museum of Modern Art as part of the museum's Oscar’s Docs, 1964–85: The Front Lines at Home and Abroad, a film exhibition series inspired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that celebrates Oscar-nominated and winning documentaries that have had a major impact over the years.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Volunteers Needed

CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) is seeking volunteers to help run the college's table at tomorrow's (Wednesday, January 18) Chimeratopia Community Fair from approximately 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the atrium in front of the Nave (where A2 Café is located).

Come meet new and returning students while supporting the Queer/Straight Alliance. Visibility is key to ensuring all minority groups at the college have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, share experiences, and build supportive friendships—all of which tear down the walls by demystifying our differences.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA is proud to announce a special guest lecture appearance by acclaimed film director Gus Van Sant, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Timken Lecture Hall. The event is presented by CCA's Film Program and is free and open to the public on a space-available basis.

Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jim Norrena

[photo: Jim Norrena]

New Faculty Mentor to Students of Color

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Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Watch the "Math Propulsion" video

A paper submitted by assistant professor and coauthor Wendy Ju and alum Jason Mickelson (MFA Design 2009) has been accepted by TEI: Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction 2011, which is the fifth international conference dedicated to presenting the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Banker White with WeOwnTV at work in Sierra Leone

CCA alumnus Banker White (MFA 2000) is a documentary filmmaker. You may know him as the director of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, about a group of Sierra Leonean musicians who gained international renown and landed a record deal.

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Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Film students know him as "Rob," or maybe "Mr. Epstein." CCA faculty and administration know him as the college's Film Program chair Rob Epstein. However you know him, Rob's definitely worth knowing! And if you don't believe me, just watch the latest "on air" segment issued by The Advocate, a national magazine that focuses on the political and artistic sides of the LGBT community, in which Rob gives an interview with Advocate reporter Andrew Harmon.

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Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Jim Norrena

As writers, we all turn to various sources of inspiration to lend our work; it's an inevitable part of the journey. Sometimes we seek interaction—engaging with others at readings and exhibitions. Other times we delve into our imaginations, relishing in our own personal sanctuaries.

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