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Thomas Hodge discusses VHS cover art

Thomas Hodge discusses VHS cover art

Jordan Daniels, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

Artist Thomas Hodge makes the case for the importance of VHS cover art.

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Screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ draws a crowd at CSULB

Screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ draws a crowd at CSULB

October 20, 2015

An ethereal voice wailed violently to the tune of a tortured, melancholy jazz as the Marin County courthouse in San Rafael, California filled the projector screen. Old photos depicting the bloodied...

‘Killswitch’ disengage

Mimi Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

The documentary “Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet” highlights the struggle to protect a free and open Internet through the stories of two young hacktivists, Edward Snowden and Aaron Swartz. “These are very average people who did very extraordinary things,” said Ali Akbarzadeh, director of the documentary, who graduated from CSULB with a bachelor’s in 2002. Co-screenwriter Chris Dollar, who gr...

Hollywood meets Laguna

Hollywood meets Laguna

October 20, 2015

After three days, 76 films and many buckets of popcorn, it's safe to say the inaugural Laguna Film Fest transformed the Laguna Nigel Regency Theater into a miniature Hollywood red carpet event. “I feel...

CSULB screens film about little-known police operation that resulted in 11 deaths

CSULB screens film about little-known police operation that resulted in 11 deaths

October 19, 2015

The California State University, Long Beach Film and Electronic Arts department is hosting a free screening of “Let the Fire Burn” along with a Q-and-A with director Jason Osder. The documentary...

CSULB Student Films at Indie Film Festival

Ross Siev, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

A down-on-her-luck woman attempts to rob a bank; a deadbeat father overcomes the guilt brought on by neglecting his overachieving son; a promiscuous woman reluctantly adopts her 12-year-old half-brother—all in the span of about 30 minutes. “Monica,” “The Impossible” and “Burning Memories” were some of the California State University, Long Beach student-produced short films screened at the second annual Long...

Exiting the labyrinth

Micayla Vermeeren, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Today

Renowned director Guillermo del Toro hosted a private event Wednesday, entitled "In the Labyrinth" to discuss his creative process and the unique sense of dark fantasy woven into most of his films.   Throughout his career, del Toro trusted that "[his] interests, which lied in the fantastic, would guide [him]" through the industry and gives him the opportunity to share his own perspective on reality.   "You...

He Named Me Malala documentary film

Shawnkira Sanchez, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television

There are times when silence is not an option. Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai, an activist for global education is the subject of a new documentary film, “He Named Me Malala.” Her defining moment came at the age of 15 years old when she was targeted and shot by the Taliban while on a school bus for demanding girls’ rights to education. Oscar-winning documentary film director Davis Guggenheim poetically captures...