That’s what Sundance was for me: storytelling, having conversations with once-nameless strangers, sleeplessness remedied by caffeine and late nights hearing about the films everyone else had seen. I left with ideas for my own projects, a list of films to catch this year, and a twinge of regret for leaving a magical place where I could live in a surreal world of storytelling for a few days.
Whether you’re looking to see the latest blockbuster, an old classic, or the latest independent or foreign fare, Arts & Life takes a look at the best places to see movies in the Bay Area on the big screen on and off campus.
Jeff Orlowski ‘07 is the director of “Chasing Ice,” a 2012 documentary nominated for Best Original Song at the 85th Academy Awards that examines the world’s receding glaciers.
Stanford’s undergraduate film program, created in 2005, is one of the University’s smallest programs, with 26 majors and seven minors, and rarely shows up on any national rankings.
The second annual Art After Dark festival, held in Old Union and White Plaza from May 17to 19, featured over 250 pieces of artistic work from over 100 artists, ranging from spoken word to paintings to sculptures. The event was a collaborative effort between the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA) and Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS), seeking to showcase Stanford’s artistic talent while presenting an underlying theme of sustainability. The Daily discussed the festival with SOCA director Jennifer Schaffer ’14.
Rwandan musician Enric Sifa performed Monday night at the Black Community Services Center. The concert was the second of a three-event series about human trafficking (CELESTE NOCHE/The Stanford Daily).
Organized by members of the Stanford Film Society, Stanford Campus MovieFest (CMF) is an opportunity for amateur filmmakers to create their best five-minute film in just a weeklong process.
“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” screened for Stanford students last Friday by the Stanford Film Society, has all the makings of a great film – strong performances, Stone’s directing and, above all, timeliness. But while entertaining at some parts, and despite the elements working for it, “Money Never Sleeps” just never fully delivered what it promised.