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Voices in Moving Image: Rodrigo Reyes

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oct 18

Wed, Oct 18 2023, 4PM - 7PM

Timken Lecture Hall | 1111 8th St., San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

Part of event series: Fine Arts Divisional Lecture Series Fall 2023

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CCA Film

Event description

The Fine Arts Lecture Series is a cornerstone of CCA's vibrant campus culture, providing an exceptional platform for students to engage with eminent artists from around the world. This dynamic immersive series offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to witness the creative process, gain insights into diverse artistic perspectives, and interact with established professionals.
Through these inspiring interactions, students are not only exposed to cutting-edge techniques and innovative concepts but also encouraged to think critically, question norms, and broaden their artistic horizons. The series fosters an environment of intellectual curiosity, cultural enrichment, and creative growth, empowering students to evolve as both skilled artists and well-rounded individuals poised for success in the competitive world of contemporary art.

CCA Film department's commitment to being a sanctuary for emerging voices and diverse practices. Each semester we host a powerful slate of thinkers and practitioners who expand our idea of what film is.
The Voices in Moving Image Lecture Series invites a number of successful artists and filmmakers to share their strategies and stories.

Please join us for in-person symposiums of screenings and artist talks, from September 6th to December 6th.


Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes makes films deeply grounded in his identity as an immigrant artist. He crafts a poetic gaze from the margins, using striking imagery to portray the contradictory nature of our shared world while revealing the potential for transformative change. He has received the support of The Mexican Film Institute, Sundance and Tribeca Institutes, and his films have screened on PBS and Netflix. His film “499,” won Best Cinematography at Tribeca and the Special Jury Award at Hot Docs. Rodrigo is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim and Creative Capital Awards, as well as the Rainin Fellowship and the SF Indie Vanguard Award.

For years, he has worked to mentor the next generation of diverse artists through his work as a member of the Board of Directors for Video Consortium and Co-Director of the BAVC Mediamaker Fellowship. He teaches masterclasses at renowned institutions such as Berkeley's Journalism School, Princeton, The New School, UCLA and Stanford. In 2022, Rodrigo won the Best Film Award at Sheffield DocFest with his latest feature, “Sansón and Me.” The film is being distributed by Cinema Guild and will broadcast on Independent Lens in 2023.

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Entry details

Free and open to the public