The Sundial

Documentary informs students about the harsh realities of crossing the border

students sit in theater before

Natalie Jimenez

April 26, 2016

Students were given the opportunity to see a different side of immigration Monday evening by taking a personal look of the migrant journey toward the United States through the eyes of children. For their final event of the semester, members of the Central American United Student Association decided to showcase the documentary "Which Way Home." The film follows ...

Tom Bradley’s documentary kickstarts black history month at CSUN

The panel of guests at the documentary screening of Briding the Divide on Monday, Feb. 1. From left: Lorraine Bradley (Tom Bradley's daughter), Alison Sotamyer (producer), Lyn Goldfarb (producer), Kent Kirkton (director of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Foundation at CSUN).

Kate Haggard

February 2, 2016

A viewing of "Bridging The Divide," a documentary featuring former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, was shown in the Armer Theater at CSUN. The event was one of the first to be held on campus to kickstart Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1. “Everyone should watch this film,” CSUN political ...

Kurt Cobain documentary shows different side of musician

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain in 1992. (Dora Handel/CORBIS/HBO)

Cicely Chisholm

May 6, 2015

Follow @cicelyrose_ // It's been just over 20 years since Kurt Cobain, lead singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, committed suicide in his Seattle home, and the world has just received the first authorized documentary on his life with "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." Fans who grew up listening to Nirvana and who know Kurt's story will be blown away while watching this film. The music choices stand ou...

Oprah’s network examines Lohan in new “Lindsay” documentary series

Oprah's network examines Lohan in new

Brian Andrade

March 23, 2014

  The exploitation of Lindsay Lohan's struggle with sobriety might just be the key for both her comeback and higher ratings for Oprah Winfrey's television network. "Lindsay", a new documentary-series on OWN follows the actress in her recovery from alcohol and the party scene as she tries to r...

Award-winning environmental documentary to be screened on campus

Tushita Vidhale

January 29, 2014

Gasland Part II, an HBO documentary directed by Josh Fox will be screened on campus tomorrow. This is a free event on campus funded by the Institute for Sustainability and a non-profit organization called Food & Water Watch. Gasland was Fox’s Oscar-nominated debut, which educated the world about hydrau...

The art of chaos: CTVA professor and her students make a documentary about the Northridge earthquake

The art of chaos: CTVA professor and her students make a documentary about the Northridge earthquake

Alex Vejar

January 17, 2014

During the immediate aftermath of the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake, which reduced much of the Cal State Northridge campus to rubble, one film professor and a large group of her students saw an opportunity to record history.  “I always think that it’s the responsibility of storytellers to ...

‘Transvisible’ documents love, acceptance within the life of a transgender activist

'Transvisible' documents love, acceptance within the life of a transgender activist

Roy Azoulay

November 20, 2013

In celebration of Trans Awareness week, the Chicano/a Studies Department, MeChA, F Word and CSUN’s Gender and Women Studies department hosted a film screening on Wednesday afternoon where they showed “Transvisible: the Bamby Salcedo story.” In the presence of Salcedo and the filmmakers themselves, ...

‘American’ creatively looks into the life of comedian Bill Hicks

Samantha Tata

April 28, 2011

Finally comedy fans are able to spend a little more time with Bill Hicks. Hicks has been described as the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of, and one of the most prolific comedians the United States has ever produced. A rather lofty title earned by a man who died at 32 years old of panc...

CSUN alumni share documentary at Cinematheque Theater

Katie Donahue

November 21, 2010

Two CSUN alumni presented their documentary films Friday night in the CSUN Cinematheque. Kate Ryan and Paul Laverack are both 2007 graduates of the Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) program. Laverack’s documentary, “Survive the Night,” chronicled the experience of CSUN students as they spe...

Two CSUN alumni will be presenting their documentaries at the Cinematheque Theater Friday

Christina Toroyan

November 19, 2010

A professor has chosen to screen two CSUN student documentaries Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cinematheque at the Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall. Maria Elena de las Carreras, adjunct professor for the Cinema, Arts and Television Department, wanted CSUN alumni who have made documentaries to come...

Free documentary movie screenings in San Pedro

Aimee Lastrella

November 3, 2010

Starting this month through June 2011, Community Cinema, The Grand Vision Foundation and the PBS series Independent Lens will host award-winning documentary screenings at the Warner Grand for free. The film selections, one screening each month, address current cultural and social issues. After...

Television gets trashy

Television gets trashy

Aimee Lastrella

September 23, 2010

As if television wasn’t dirty enough, on Wed. Sept. 29- it gets even trashier. CNBC plans on premiering “Trash Inc.: The Secret Life of Garbage,” a new documentary that takes a deeper look into our garbage, where it goes and who profits from the stuff we throw out. Garbage really doesn’t ...

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