We're excited that the new school year is about to begin. It could be argued that no one is more excited than Interim Dean Brian Kite!...Filmmaker Patricia Cardoso is in the (virtual) house as our special guest speaker...two UCLA TFT professors start the year off sharing some profound thoughts and, while we're at it...have you registered to vote?
Above: During the Future Storytelling Summer Institute 2020’s "Remote Edition," 25 TFT students and REMAP research staff explored how to create a fully remote performance in a shared virtual space using custom software in Unreal Engine. Photo: Jeff Burke
A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN KITE
Interim Dean Brian Kite recently sat down for a socially distant chat to talk about what he's looking forward to this year and what students can expect. While things will be very different than usual, in many respects, he says, they will be very much the same. [Read more]
CARDOSOCHOSEN AS ORIENTATION SPEAKER
Award-winning filmmaker Patricia Cardoso will welcome students to a new academic year as UCLA TFT’s guest speaker during the first day of virtual Orientation, Tuesday, Sept. 29, and will be honored as a distinguished alumna. [Read more]
UPCOMING EVENT: 10 QUESTIONS
UCLA TFT Professors Dominic Taylor and Chon Noriega are set to be a part of the third annual 10 Questions series, which explores essential questions of our time. Noriega contemplates the question “What is Power?” on Oct. 19 and Taylor considers “What is Humor?” on Nov. 16. [Find out more]
BRUINS VOTE, YES, WE DO...
BRUINS VOTE, HOW ABOUT YOU?
Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Visit the BruinsVote website to find out where you can register to vote, check your registration status, learn about the measures on the ballot, find polling places and more! [Details]
Speaking of Prince-Bythewood, her films, along with those of Garrett Bradley (MFA ’12), Charles Burnett (’69, MFA ’77) and Julie Dash (MFA ’85) were recently named essential viewing in Time magazine.
Perfectly timed for the film’s 30th anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola (MFA ’67) has completed a new edit of The Godfather Part III (1990) and given it a new name: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. It has a planned December debut in theaters (those that are open) before being released on physical and digital platforms.
Finally, Michael Stuhlbarg narrates and UCLA TFT Professor Deborah Landis (MFA ’75) is one of the featured experts speaking in Luca Guadagnino’s documentary, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, about shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in early September and has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics.