THESIS EXHIBITION

Screenings


Monday, April 20

6:30pm

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BUYING TIME
Sara Barger
In a last stand against cancer, a mother and father obtain cannabis medicine from the blackmarket to help ease the pain of their 9-year-old daughter. A tender and provocative story of a family battling two foes; cancer and the law.

A film by Sara Barger



Monday, April 20
7:45pm
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CUNNINGHAM
Alla Kovgan
CUNNINGHAM is a 3D cinematic experience about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, orchestrated through his iconic works and performed by the last generation of his dancers. This poetic film traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most visionary and influential choreographers worldwide. 3D technology weaves together Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey through the choreographer's world.

written, directed and edited by 
ALLA KOVGAN

 

director of choreography

JENNIFER GOGGANS


supervising director of choreography

ROBERT SWINSTON

 

produced by
HELGE ALBERS
ILANN GIRARD
ALLA KOVGAN

producers
ELIZABETH DELUDE-DIX

KELLY GILPATRICK

DERRICK TSENG

 

principal dancers
ASHLEY CHEN
BRANDON COLLWES
DYLAN CROSSMAN
JULIE CUNNINGHAM
JENNIFER GOGGANS
LINDSEY JONES
CORI KRESGE
DANIEL MADOFF
RASHAUN MITCHELL
MARCIE MUNNERLYN
SILAS RIENER
GLEN RUMSEY
JAMIE SCOTT
MELISSA TOOGOOD

 

director of photography

MKO MALKHASYAN

 

director of stereography

JOSÉPHINE DEROBE

 

3D supervisor / workflow designer

SERGIO OCHOA

 

archival sequences designer
MIEKE ULFIG


costume designer
JEFFREY WIRSING

 

location sound recording
OLIVER STAHN

 

sound design and mix

FRANCIS WARGNIER


original music by
VOLKER BERTELMANN (HAUSCHKA)




Screenings continued...

Tuesday, April 21

5pm

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SOMATIKA
Emily Wu

Nera, a young artist and sex worker with chronic nightmares, visits a sleep clinic in search of treatment - only to find herself trapped in a dark underworld of ritual "therapy" and abuse.


Writer/ Director/ Producer: Emily Wu


Starring: Amber Anne and Lance Waithe 




Tuesday, April 21

5:55pm

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MOM & M
Jena Burchick
Mom & M is an intimate portrait of modern American parenthood. Meet Nikki, a writer; Elise, a social media influencer; and Sansa, their adopted daughter who battles leukemia. Together they navigate what happens when your partner comes out as transgender while caring for an ill child and that remission is not the end to life’s challenges.

Written, Filmed and Edited by: Jena Burchick



Wednesday, April 22

4:30pm
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THE CLINIC
Tom Caamano
THE CLINIC  is a 25 minute documentary film that takes place in one of the countries busiest Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) multi-disciplinary clinics; The MDA/ALS Hope Foundation at Temple University in Philadelphia. The documentary follows one of the most distinguished ALS specialists, Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson, and her team as they practice multi-disciplinary treatment. The audience will shadow Dr. Heiman-Patterson and her team as they treat one ALS patient throughout the period of 22 months. The documentary will give viewers access to organized chaos, intensity, and heartbreak of Dr. Heiman-Patterson’s clinic as she continues to be a warrior in the fight against ALS.


Director/Editor Tom Caamano




Wednesday, April 22

5:15pm
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WELCOME TO MY DAYDREAM
Marq Evans
A modern day Walt Disney, Will Vinton picked up a ball of clay and saw a world of potential. Known as the “Father of Claymation,” Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and 90s. But after 30 years of being the unheralded king of clay, his carefully sculpted American dream comes crumbling down.

Writer/Director/Producer: Marq Evans
Producers: Kevin Moyer, Tamir Ardon
Editor: YAKIMA
Director of Photography: Jason Roark



Readings

Wednesday, April 22

2:45pm
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AMADO
Melinda Lujan
Title of episode to be read: Renetta
Renetta, an undocumented immigrant is forced to leave her children alone while she goes to work. On the way there she is stopped by ICE and detained. Sent to a detention center, her children are left alone to care for themselves. 

Writer: Melinda Lujan



Wednesday, April 22

3:30pm
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SINS OF THE FATHER
Damon Davis
Otis Clark, the son of a great bluesman, Clyde, is visited by a mysterious Stranger on the day of his father’s funeral. The Stranger tells Otis that his soul was promised to the Stranger by his bluesman father before his death. Now, the son has three days to find a way to reverse the deal or pay the ultimate price.

Writer: Damon Davis