MCS 2nd Annual Film Festival Photos – A Conversation with Danny Glover

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, acclaimed actor and humanitarian Danny Glover spoke with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan. Thanks to everyone who came!

Danny Glover at the Riverside Convention Center

Danny Glover at the Riverside Convention Center

Danny Glover walking to standing ovation

Danny Glover welcomed with a standing ovation (photo by Salvador Jimenez)

Danny Glover speaking to Griffith and Quan (photo by Salvador Jimenez)

Danny Glover speaking to Griffith and Quan (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Audience at Riverside Convention Center (photo by Salvador Jimenez)

Audience at Riverside Convention Center (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

ASU Professor and filmmaker C.A. Griffith

ASU Professor and filmmaker C.A. Griffith

ASU Professor and filmmaker H.L.T. Quan

ASU Professor and filmmaker H.L.T. Quan

Danny Glover speaking on radical politics

Danny Glover speaking on resistance and social justice

Discussing apartheid history, African/diasporic filmmakers, and the civil rights movement

Discussing apartheid history, African/diasporic filmmakers, and the civil rights movement

Speaking to a rapt audience - Professor Setsu Shigematsu and Sunjay Smith

A rapt audience – Professor Setsu Shigematsu and Sunjay Smith

Saying goodbye to Professor Dylan Rodriguez

Saying goodbye to Professor Dylan Rodriguez

MCS 2nd Annual Film Festival Photos

Photos from the 2nd Annual MCS Film Festival held at the University Village Theater, Riverside, CA on May 15, 2014.  Over 200 people attended!

Film Festival poster celebrating Riverside and student filmmaking!

Film Festival poster celebrating Riverside and student filmmaking! (photo by Angela Ricketts)

 

 

MCS Professor Derek Burrill and student Shelley Brumbaugh introduce film festival to the audience (photo by Jason Lin)

MCS Professor Derek Burrill and student Shelley Brumbaugh introduce film festival to the audience (photo by Jason Lin)

Our name in lights!

Our name in lights! (photo by Jason Lin)

Let the show begin!

Let the show begin! (photo by Angela Ricketts)

MCS film audience (photo by Jason Lin)

MCS film audience (photo by Jason Lin)

Film Festival audience with Danny Glover on screen (photo by Angela Ricketts)

Film Festival audience with Danny Glover on screen (photo by Angela Ricketts)

Inside the theater (photo by Angela Ricketts)

Inside the theater (photo by Angela Ricketts)

MCS 2nd Annual Film Festival Photos – Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony took place on the UCR Campus, May 16, 2014, where students and faculty came together to celebrate with food and fun! Congratulations to all who were nominated!

 

Awards Ceremony volunteers - thank you for being such a wonderful team!

Awards Ceremony volunteers – thank you for being such a wonderful team! (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

 

And the awards go too...

And the awards go too… (photo by Jason Lin)

MCS faculty + Crystal Griffith + HQ (ASU) + Erica Edwards +  Debbie Vargas (Ethnic Studies)

MCS faculty + C.A. Griffith + H.L.T.Quan (ASU) + Erica Edwards + Debbie Vargas (Ethnic Studies) (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Hosted by Prof Smith and Shelley Brumbaugh

Hosted by Prof Smith and Shelley Brumbaugh (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

 

 

Best Film goes to Director Mikenzie Denholtz for "She's Already Made Up Her Mind"

Best Film goes to Director Mikenzie Denholtz for “She’s Already Made Up Her Mind” (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Best Experimental Awards goes to Nate Hochstetler for "A Bee Stumbled Out"

Best Experimental Award goes to Nate Hochstetler for “A Bee Stumbled Out” (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Best Documentary goes to Allison Moore for "Aftershock"

Best Documentary goes to Allison Moore for “Aftershock” (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Our emcee for the night - Prof Smith

Our esteemed emcee for the night – Prof Andrea Smith (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Thanks to Ethnic Studies Professors Edwards and Vargas for coming!

Thanks to Ethnic Studies Professors Erica Edwards and Debbie Vargas for coming! (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

MCS Faculty Profs Harris and Khan with Devi Krishnan and Shelley Brumbaugh

MCS Faculty Profs Laura Harris and Ruhi Khan with MCS students Devi Krishnan and Shelley Brumbaugh (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Cheers to Professsors Griffith and Su who served as faculty judges for the awards!

Cheers to Professors C.A. Griffith and Wendy Su who served as faculty judges for the awards!  (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Thanks for attending Sunjay Smith!

Thanks for attending Sunjay Smith! (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Professor See at the banquet

Professor Sarita See at the banquet (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Introductions by MCS Chair Keith Harris of Profs Griffith and HQ from ASU

Introductions by MCS Chair Keith Harris of Profs C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan from ASU (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Shelley and Loreanne having fun after the awards

Shelley Brumbaugh and Loreanne Puzon having a good time after the awards (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Post-Awards fun

Post-Awards fun

Volunteer Devi Krishnan, Marketing Director Anthonia Onyejekwe, and Taylor Banks, Screening committee Chair

Volunteer Devi Krishnan, Marketing Director Anthonia Onyejekwe, and Taylor Banks, Chair, Screening Committee  (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Volunteer Joshua "George" Ochola and Emcee Shelley Brumbaugh

Volunteer Joshua “George” Ochola and Emcee Extraordinaire Shelley Brumbaugh (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Volunteer Christal Phetamphone and Melisa Bivian. Chair of the Volunteer Committee

Volunteer Christal Phetamphone and Melisa Bivian, Chair of the Volunteer Committee (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Committee Chairs Raven Morris and Melisa Bivian

Committee Chairs Raven Morris and Melisa Bivian (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

But first let's take a selfie...with Daniela Ruth-Borao, Loreanne Puzon and Shelley Brumbaugh

But first let’s take a selfie…with Danielle Ruth Borao, Loreanne Puzon and Shelley Brumbaugh (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

Tech Committee Chair Nathan Coyne and Jose Gonzalez, co-director of film festival

Tech Committee Chair Nathan Coyne and Jose Gonzalez, film festival co-director (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Profs Su and Khan enjoying the evening

Profs Wendy Su and Ruhi Khan enjoying the evening (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Volunteers Leovardo Ramirez, Loreanne Puzon, Angeline Tran and Samantha Wolfe

Volunteers Leovardo Ramirez, Loreanne Puzon, Angeline Tran and Samantha Wolfe (photo by Salvador Jiménez)

Jose Gonzalez and Geneveive Newman, Co-directors of Film Festival

Jose Gonzalez and Geneveive Newman, Co-directors of Film Festival (photo by Joshua “George” Ochola)

MCS Film Festival Promotional Trailer – Check it out!

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The 2nd Annual MCS Student Film Festival is next week!  Check out the promotional trailer here! Browse our program here: FilmFestivalProgram2 The nominations for “Best of” Categories have been announced! Nominations for FilmFestival See you at the Film Festival! Read more »

Historic Visit with Acclaimed Actor Danny Glover – May 18

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 Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Humanitarian Danny Glover visits UCR as part of 3-Day MCS Film Festival! Renowned actor Danny Glover will speak about social justice and film with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, co-directors of Mountains That Take Wing) Sunday, May 18, 2014 1230-330PM Riverside Convention Center, Ballroom […] Read more »

MCS Professors Present at Pitzer College – April 24, 2014

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A Symposium to Celebrate Resolutions 3: Global Network of Video, Winner of Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT APRIL 24th Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges (IMS) and Pitzer College Marquis Faculty Salon Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press, […] Read more »

New Class – MCS 190: Indie Cinema and Aesthetics

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Student Facilitator: Geneveive Newman Geneveive.newman@ucr.edu Faculty Advisor: Keith Harris keith.harris@ucr.edu 2-unit seminar Room: INTS 3154 Enrollment: 15 students “Indie Cinema and Aesthetics” will focus on the development of an “indie” cinema. We will define these two terms individually and in relation to each other, analyzing the effective and affective differences […] Read more »

Lecture by Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow Anjali Nath – Tomorrow!

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“Against Transparency: Redacted Documents and the Visuality of Military Detention”  March 12, 2014 3-4.30 pm INTN 2027 During the presidency of George W. Bush, increased secrecy and noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act requests allowed torture and detention programs to function with systematic efficiency. Often, torture memos and other documents […] Read more »

Lecture on Filmmaker Samuel Fuller by UCR Alum Marsha Gordon

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The Department of English invites you to a talk on “Sam Fuller’s Nontheatrical Lexicon: Home Movies, Stock Footage, and the Hollywood War Film” by Professor Marsha Gordon on March 10, 2014 Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood […] Read more »

MCS Co-Sponsored Event: How Injury Travels

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You are cordially invited to Sadia Abbas’s lecture “How Injury Travels” on Thursday, February 13, 12:10-1:30pm, 2212 HMNSS Building. Professor Abbas’s lecture explores responses to the colonial construction of religious subjects in South Asia. Undertaken in an effort to manage colonized populations, this construction is captured and continued by the […] Read more »

Lecturers Needed – Spring 2014

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                                  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Department of Media and Cultural Studies University of California, Riverside  TEMPORARY PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS   The Department of Media and Cultural Studies is seeking to fill Lecturer positions for the Spring 2014 Quarter.  Applicants may apply for more than one position. Spring Quarter 2014 (Instruction begins March […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty

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Sarita Echavez See, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Dr. See’s research and teaching interests range across the interdisciplines of empire and postcolonial studies and critical race studies as well as theories of gender and sexuality, narrative, and minoritized art, media, and performance. In her current book-length project “Against […] Read more »

MCS Reception and V.I.P. Screening Event

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On October 30, 2013, MCS hosted a reception and V.I.P. screening where we screened films from our First Annual MCS Film Festival and Cameron Granadino’s award-winning film, Comrade Sunshine.   In attendance were           Read more »

Congratulations to UCR MCS graduate Cameron Granadino!

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MCS graduate Cameron Granadino’s provocative short documentary Comrade Sunshine wins the award for Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival. Synopsis - Set in Baltimore, Comrade Sunshine is a short documentary film that focuses on the friendship between Dominque Stevenson, whose Friend of a Friend program helps […] Read more »

Meet New MCS Faculty

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Laura Harris, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Professor Harris received her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her research interests include hemispheric American studies, African diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual, performance and literary studies. She is interested in the way aesthetic […] Read more »

MAY 15 6-9pm HUB 302 MCS Student Film Festival & Competition

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We are excited to announce the 1st ANNUAL MCS FILM FESTIVAL at the University of California Riverside in SPRING 2013! Come support your peers at the Festival. Awards to the best students films will be decided by a committee of MCS faculty judges. Mission To showcase the power and creativity […] Read more »