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December 12, 2013
SFSU - MFA students Eliciana Nascimento and Nitin Rathod invite you all to enjoy a joint screening of their thesis films. Eliciana's film "The Summer of Gods" was shot in her home country of Brazil while Nitin's film was shot in his home country of India. Both films take place in rural settings and convey stories as seen from children's perspectives. Come show your support while enjoying the fruits of their enduring perseverance.
Location: Coppola Theater - Fine Arts Building, Room 101
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue. San Francisco, CA 94132
December 5, 2013
Part armchair travel book, part personal memoir, Bill Zarchy’s Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil takes readers inside the international adventures of working film crews making a living in the fascinating, unpredictable, sometimes dark, often comical world of the film and video business. View the full press release here. Bill has taught advanced cinematography in the M.F.A. Cinema program at SF State for more than ten years.
Professor Jesse Moss's film, "The Overnighters," was selected for the 30th Annual Sundance Festival.
December 5, 2013
The New York Times reports: "Documentaries are one of Sundance’s strengths... One of the most notable comes from Jesse Moss, known for the 2003 film “Speedo,” a look at the world of demolition derbies. In his new film, “The Overnighters,” Mr. Moss examines a pastor’s efforts to help roughnecks working in North Dakota oil fields." Congrats to Professor Moss. For those of you that have not yet met him, he's one of our new documentary film hires.
Read the article here.