UCSB Faculty Aid Film Festival
UCSB faculty members, including an emeritus, will again contribute this year to the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which will run from Thursday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 4.
Cristina Venegas, assistant professor of film and media studies, has assembled more than 20 films for her Latino CineMedia sidebar of Latin American, Spanish, and indigenous filmmakers for the festival. Starting with “Madeinusa” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, CineMedia has films showing throughout the festival. English subtitles will be used when necessary.
Returning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 to the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara will be “Video Portraits of Survival: Volume Two,” the extension rather than sequel of last year’s first installment of stories by Holocaust survivors from the Santa Barbara area. Check <www.sbfilmfestival.org
> for details and updates.
As was the case with volume one, this installment was co-directed by Janet Walker, professor of film and media studies, and Kwame Braun, lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies.
On Jan. 31, “Location, Location, Location,” a
panel discussion on the “greening” of Hollywood will be presented in the Luke Theatre at 7 p.m. The discussion about how the film industry furthers environmentally sustainable practices will be conducted by people from inside and outside the industry. UCSB’s Department of Film and Media Studies and the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media are the sponsors.
“A Wake on the Pier” is emeritus sociologist Tom Scheff’s documentary entry. It tells the story of visitors’ reactions to Arlington West and the massive effort by a small group of veterans to set up and tear down 3,000 crosses on the beach near Stearn’s Wharf every Sunday. It will screen at the Luke Theatre on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and at the Center Stage Theater on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.