Amusing Tales from Fifty Years of Film – What Has Changed? With Professor Steve Kovacs
May 14, 5-6:15 pm
Steven Kovacs began as a film historian, writing a book on Surrealist film in Paris. Teaching at Stanford, he co-produced the documentary ARTHUR AND LILLIE, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He met Roger Corman and became head of production for New World Pictures. There he worked with David Carradine, Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow on DEATHSPORT and AVALANCHE. He produced THE LADY IN RED for Corman and ON THE LINE with Spanish director Jose Luis Borau on the Texas border. He went on to write and direct '68 and ANGEL BLUE. Dean August Coppola invited him to chair the Cinema Department in 1990 and he has taught there ever since. His latest film HIGH AS A KITE, the portrait of a charismatic 80 year-old swimmer, is currently having its premier at the International Ocean Film Festival.
In his farewell, he will address how the world of cinema has changed, peppered with amusing tales from fifty years of writing, directing and teaching.