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4/19/2012

Film about international student experiences in U.S. will be shown April 22

Lewis Liú relocated from China to the United States with a Hollywood dream. But during his three years in film school, his Hollywood dream met reality. Liú's M.F.A. film thesis, Drifting in Los Angeles: Chinese Students, Film Schools, and Hollywood Dreams, will be screened at 8 p.m. April 22 in the Bijou. Admission is free and open to the public. After an expedition to visit his friends who are film students at the University of Southern California, Liú found that film school in Hollywood isn't the heaven young filmmakers imagine. And Californians were treating his Chinese friends as second-class citizens.
4/10/2012

Is it science fiction, or the future coming into focus?

Is there anyone who doesn’t marvel as the next new technological phenomenon rolls off the production line? Whether you like the new gadget and desperately want one for yourself, or whether you think it may be the ruination of all that’s good and true in the world, you’re likely to gasp or shake your head with the realization that what was once beyond even the imagination of ordinary mortals is now a quotidian reality.
WorldCanvass
3/13/2012

Global science fiction is subject of next WorldCanvass

Science fiction scholars and a renowned filmmaker will join host Joan Kjaer on April 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber for what promises to be a robust discussion of the genre of science fiction, both in literature and in film. We’ll look at the genesis of science fiction and at its profusion around the globe, discussing recurrent themes and the impact of science fiction on both popular culture and everyday assumptions about the future. We’ll also meet the artist who brought us SLEEP DEALER, award-winning filmmaker Alex Rivera.
4/30/2010

Chinese grad student makes documentary about the so-called American dream

When China native Xin Feng told her mother she wanted to study abroad, her mother suggested America. Her mother said Feng should see the superpower. Feng disagreed, but her mother insisted. “She told me that when she was in college, she asked her professor what America was like, and he said, ‘Imagine the best world you can imagine, and America is even better than that,’" she said.