Join us for an evening with Media Arts & Culture Department alum and esteemed filmmaker Michael Covino '09. We'll screen Covino's feature filmThe Climb which he directed, co-wrote, co-produced, and stars in. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, where it won the jury's Coup de Coeur prize, and went on to screen at the world's leading film festivals in advance of a critically-acclaimed global release. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Covino, moderated by Professor Broderick Fox.
*Surgical grade or higher masks (N95, KN95, KN94) must be worn in the auditorium.
This screening is part of the Media Arts & Culture Department's Fall 2022 MAC Cinematheque series, which brings together the Occidental and Los Angeles communities to explore representational questions tied to a chosen theme. This fall's series, titled "Oxy Creates: Films by Occidental Alumni" includes two additional alumni events: God's Country (2022) with executive producer Anthony Ciardelli '10 in attendance at 7 PM on September 14 (pre-reception at 6PM), and Cherry 2000 (1987) with director Steve De Jarnatt '74 in attendance at 7 PM on November 10.
Stay tuned for the Spring 2023 series: "Oxy Creates: Media and Scholarship by MAC Faculty
The series is sponsored by the Media Arts & Culture Department (MAC) in collaboration with Institutional Advancement and Alumni and Parent Engagement, with support from the Mellon Arts & Technology Grant.