Faculty Achievements Archive
Patti Bruck discusses Black Maria on NPR
March 13, 2006 -- Intructor Patti Bruck appeared in a March 2006 National Public Radio program discussing the Black Maria Short Film Festival and this festival's national significance. CU's First Person Cinema program featured this festival and its creator on March 13. The program can be heard at the NPR website.
Suranjan Ganguly publishes article on Gopalakrishnan
November 1, 2005 -- Professor Suranjan Ganguly's essay "Dealing Death, Saving Lives: Forms of Otherness in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Shadow Kill" has been published in the fall/winter 2005 issue of Asian Cinema. The 2002 film by one of the leading lights of the New Indian Cinema concerns a hangman in 1940s India.
Phil Solomon artist-in-resident at Cal Arts, Reviewed in NYT
November 18, 2005 -- Professor Phil Solomon was artist-in-resident at Cal Arts from November 15-18, 2005. In conjunction with the honor, he presented solo evenings of his films at The Red Cat at the Walt Disney Hall, at Cal Arts, and at UCLA. The shows received a glowing review in The New York Times entitled "An Artist Who Inspires a New Way of Seeing."
"Like much of the work gathered under the rubric of avant-garde cinema, the films of Phil Solomon deserve a larger audience than even the enthusiastic crowd that welcomed them at Redcat (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) on Nov. 14 in downtown Los Angeles. Etched in black and vivid color and infused with melancholy, Mr. Solomon's stunningly beautiful films have an emotional power that might well attract more viewers, if not for the maddening divisions that find a few rarefied films classified (read: ghettoized) as art, while the vast majority are relegated to the commercial trough."
Click here for the full review.
Phil Solomon signs contract for installation at Corcoran Gallery
April 15, 2006 -- Professor Phil Solomon has signed a contract to complete a six-channel digital video installation in 5.1 surround at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (two blocks from the White House) entitled American Falls