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October 2019

Jaddoland: film screening and Q&A

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

JADDOLAND explores the meaning of home and the search for belonging across generations. When the filmmaker returns to her hometown in the Texas panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq, she turns her lens on her mother’s increasingly isolated life, as well as the beauty and solace that emerge through her creative process. Soon, the filmmaker’s charismatic grandfather arrives from Iraq, prompting the filmmaker on a deeper search to understand her own roots and connections to the places…

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November 2019

A Free Film Screening of HARRIET followed by Q & A with Producer Debra Martin Chase

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of enslaved peoples and changed the course of history. The screening will take place at CinéArts Palo Alto and will be folllowed by a conversation with producer Debra Martin Chase. Transporation and tickets will be provided on a first come, first…

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May 2020

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

May 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch Alice Wu's (BS ‘90 MS ‘92) new film The Half of It, an “adorable queer Cyrano riff,” which premiered on Netflix May 1, and then join us for a Q&A with the acclaimed filmmaker. More about Alice: Alice Wu is a Chinese-American film director and screenwriter. After earning a master’s degree in computer science at Stanford University, she designed software at Microsoft before becoming a full-time filmmaker. Alice’s debut feature, SAVING FACE -- starring Michelle Krusiec and Joan…

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August 2020

Arts Alumni: Live From Their Living Room

August 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with the writers behind Hidden Figures and the live-action Mulan, and co-chairs of the Women's Writers Committee of WGA, Allison Schroeder, Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek. Moderated by Lauren Clark (American Studies, '20).  Co-sponsored by Stanford Students in Entertainment and American Studies.  About the panelists:  Allison Schroeder is best known for her Academy Award nominated screenplay Hidden Figures (2016). She has since worked on Christopher Robin (2018) and Frozen II (2019). Allison studied economics…

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October 2020

Part One: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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November 2020

Part Two: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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February 2021

Charlotte Brathwaite Artist Talk

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Charlotte Brathwaite’s genre-defying works illuminate the realities and the dreams of the marginalized and center unheard, unseen, and overlooked stories. Dealing with subject matter from the historical past to the present and the distant future, her work brings to light issues of social justice, race, sex, power and the complexities of the human condition. Current projects include Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin created with Meshell Ndegeocello is active September – December 2020; The Future is Present (TFP),…

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