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Cinema Visionaries

Last updated on Aug 22, 2023

The Cinema Visionaries is an initiative by the CCA Film Program that brings film industry luminaries to the CCA campus for master classes and public lectures. It is funded with the generous support of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein. It was begun in 2010 with a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

This lecture series contains lineups of screenings and engaging Q&A sessions with today's most luminary filmmakers. Cinema Visionaries is also part of the undergraduate and graduate Film Programs’ curricula that gives students the invaluable opportunity to learn from the best directors in the industry.

2022-23 | Fall 2022 Voices in Moving Image Lectures

2014-15 | Alex Gibney

2021-22 | Fall 2021 Voices in Moving Image Lectures

2013-14 | Michael Moore & Lisa Cholodenko

2020-21 | James LeBrecht & Nicole Newnham

2012-13 | Barbara Hammer, Rachel Grady, Werner Herzog, Lucy Walker & Sam Green

2018-19 | Yance Ford

2011-12 | John Waters

2017-18 | Laura Poitra & David Lowery

2010-11 | Lourdes Portillo & Gus Van Sant

2016-17 | Kelly Reichardt

2015-16 | Joshua Oppenheimer