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Body Parts (2022) + Q&A with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and producer Helen Hood Scheer

Body Parts traces the evolution of "sex" on-screen from a woman’s perspective, uncovering the uncomfortable realities behind some of the most iconic scenes in cinema history and celebrating the push for change and rise of intimacy coordination on set.
This event is free and open to the public!
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2023 Ruenitz Lecture: Dr. Moiya McTier

After graduating from Harvard as the first person in the school’s history to study both astronomy and mythology, Dr. Moiya McTier earned her PhD in astrophysics at Columbia University where she was selected as a National Science Foundation research fellow. Moiya has consulted with companies like Disney and PBS on their fictional worlds, helped design exhibits for the New York Hall of Science, and given hundreds of talks about science around the globe (including features on MSNBC, NPR, and NowThis News). 

Mandy Harris Williams' "Brown Up Your Feed"

Williams' "Brown Up Your Feed" project, iterated as a radio hour, lecture, discussion space, performance space, and theoretical framework, brings to attention an array of interwoven studies and interventions, inspecting and addressing racial hegemonies as they manifest in online spaces.

Ever practical, Mandy dissects everyday online behavior and the algorithms that enforce it and encourages attendees to generate and implement a cognizant response to these sometimes
inviting, and sometimes insidious technologies.

Why Didn’t We Know? The Forgotten History of the Colored Conventions and 19th-Century Black Political Organizing

How is it possible for history to have sidelined seven full decades of early African American organizing? In this talk, attendees will learn about an ongoing campaign for Black rights which served as the prequel to the NAACP, Civil Rights, and Black Lives Matter movements. From 1830 through the beginning of the 20th century, free, fugitive, and freed Black Americans held multi-day “Colored Conventions” all across North America.

22nd Animation Show of Shows: Inaugural Short Animated Film Screening at Oxy

Films include a recent restoration of Oscar winning film, The Man Who Planted Trees, and short films exploring a range of topics including environmental health, happiness, leaving home, a post-apocalyptic world, masks from around the world, and more. Selected production artwork from the films will be exhibited. There will be a pre-screening reception 6-7pm outside of Choi with light refreshments (pizza, dessert) served. Surgical grade or higher masks (N95, KN95, KN94) must be worn in the auditorium.

MAC Cinematheque: Cherry 2000 Screening + Q&A

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. 

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.