What do the Academy Awards, Michael Moore, and CCA have in common? More than you might imagine, thanks to Film chair Rob Epstein (himself a proud recipient of two Oscars!) and Film faculty member Brian Benson, who this semester arranged not one but two exceptional "on location" trips that afforded film-loving CCA students coveted access to high-profile industry events.
First Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the premiere film festival for independent filmmakers; then Oscar "DOCS!" in Los Angeles, an Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences special event held just prior to the Academy Awards, featuring panel discussions with the year's nominated documentary short subject and documentary feature filmmakers.
This year's event was hosted by maverick documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.