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Documentary on Alumnus Tyrus Wong Screens at Newport Film Festival

If Pamela Tom hadn't watched past the end of "Bambi," she might never have found the inspiration for her documentary, which will screen this week at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The filmmaker, who lives in Los Angeles, was enjoying a family viewing of a Disney classic a decade and a half ago when a bonus feature at the end of the videotape piqued her curiosity.

Documentary on Alum Tyrus Wong Premieres at Telluride Film Festival

Tyrus is the first in-depth portrait of the art, life, and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey — from his birthplace of Guangzhou, China in 1910 to the boarding houses of LA’s old Chinatown and the studios of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film explores his formative years as a young WPA artist and the influence of Sung Dynasty art on his work. At a 104, Tyrus continues to live the life of an artist.

Faculty Member Kate Johnson Nominated for Emmy

The Television Academy today announced 156 nominations in 46 categories for the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Digital Media faculty member Kate Johnson has been nominated for the category of Arts and Culture/History for her documentary “Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.”
 

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film Reviewed in the NY Times

A Daughter’s Promise, a Mother’s Story

‘Mia, a Dancer’s Journey,’ at Film Festival in New York
By Gia Kourlas
 
Shortly before Mia Slavenska died in 2002, Maria Ramas, her daughter, made a promise: to tell her story. “She had spent many years feeling, as many artists do who outlive their fame and their time of creativity, that the dance world wouldn’t remember her and her contribution,” Ms. Ramas said in an interview. “It was really difficult for her to make peace with that.”
 

Faculty Kate Johnson’s Film at Camera Film Festival

“Mia, A Dancer’s Journey” co-directed, produced, and edited by Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Kate Johnson will be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera film festival on Jan 31st.

Digital Media Faculty Kate Johnson's PBS Documentary Premiere

Kate Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Digital Media, co-directed, produced, and edited the feature documentary, "Mia, A Dancer's Journey,” which will be broadcast on Thursday, November 20th at 7 and 9 p.m. on PBS SoCal and on PBS stations nationally in 2015.
 

Otis Celebrates International Education Month

The Center for International Education (CIE) at Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting a series of events during the month of November to coincide with International Education Week, which is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Angel Azul film screening

Movies that Matter presents Angel Azul, a soon-to-be-released documentary about the
artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, a sculptor who creates artificial coral reefs cast
from live models. Marcy Cravat, the producer/director, will answer questions following
the screening.

Headlines

  • Photograhy instructor Laura London
    Otis College Extension’s Laura London on the Magic and Fun of Photography
    January 21
  • A Remembrance of John Baldessari by Otis College Fine Arts Chair Meg Cranston 
    January 14
  • Annetta Kapon
    Otis College MFA Fine Arts Program Is As Multidisciplinary as the Work of Interim Chair Annetta Kapon
    January 7