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From silent films to “Malcom & Marie”: History of Black love in movies

Stephanie Ramirez, reporter February 18, 2021

Sam Levinson’s new romantic drama, “Malcolm & Marie,” explores the intensity and fragility of a couple’s most intimate moments and how a revelation of secrets can tear or strengthen the connection...

people busily move around during a filming

NBC films TV show on campus

Orlando Mayorquin April 18, 2018

Filming for the The Good Place, a TV show on NBC, is taking place in front of Bayramian Hall and Manzanita Hall. The Good Place is a comedy fiction series created by Michael Schur, a writer known for TV...

space ship on the oviatt lawn with many people surrounding it

What are they filming in front of the Oviatt Library?

Orlando Mayorquin April 4, 2018

Filiming for The Orville, a TV show on FOX, is taking place in front of the Oviatt Library. The show stars Seth McFarlane and is a science-fiction comedy series that takes place in space. That explains...

Actor Jaden Piner pictured in the movie

Positive portrayal shines in “Moonlight”

Danny Arriaza January 23, 2017

"Moonlight," directed by Barry Jenkins, is the latest film that has found success, including a Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, partly due to its positive representation of the LGBTQ community along...

Still from the movie

Gene Wilder dead at 83

Robert Spallone August 29, 2016

Actor Gene Wilder, who starred in films such as “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Young Frankenstein,” died on Sunday night at the age of 83, according to news reports. Wilder’s...

Man pictured in tears

Police brutality given a new perspective in CTVA film ‘Vestige’

Saffana Hijaz May 5, 2016

CTVA seniors take five films to the Academy, the same people who handle the Oscars, tonight to debut their several months in-the-making films. About 20 to 30 scripts are submitted each semester, waiting...

The director of Justice For My Sister, Kimberly Bautista, gives an introduction of her documentary regarding the violence and injustices women in Guatemala face. Photo credit: Natalie Jimenez

Guatemalan-based documentary informs students about female violence

Natalie Jimenez March 11, 2016

The Central American United Student Association (CAUSA) welcomed students to their first Central American Film Experience (CAFÉ) of the semester, on Wednesday night to watch a documentary about the...

Daniel Yonathan, 22, is a CSUN film student. Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial

Student professional directs senior thesis film

James Fike February 25, 2016

For a Halloween film contest, a CSUN student teamed up with American filmmaker Eli Roth and Jack Davis,* for his 15-second horror thriller "Who Wants to Play With the Rabbit?" The video has more than...

Mario Omid, a CSUN  graduate student and gallery assistant, helps set up the Main Gallery for the upcoming Andy Warhol exhibit.

Andy Warhol exhibit to display polaroids, photographs, films at CSUN

Erik Luna February 9, 2016

Some art historians say Andy Warhol was ahead of his time, and CSUN's new exhibit will display how advance the artist was with nearly sixty of Warhol's polaroids and photographs. “Polaroids, Photographs,...

The moderators for the question and answer portion of the

Director Robert Townsend talks Hollywood film stereotypes

Kate Haggard February 9, 2016

American film director, actor, comedian and writer Robert Townsend has dedicated more than three decades to producing and making quality motion pictures.A free screening of Townsend’s “Hollywood...

Illustration by Kristine Delicana

Weekly calendar of events at CSUN

Brandon Jauregui February 8, 2016

Monday, Feb. 8 Film Screening: “Hollywood Shuffle”Register for the film, Hollywood Shuffle, and a Q&A with special guest Robert Townsend. Hollywood Shuffle follows an actor who is limited...

The 87th Academy Award nominee class during the luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

CTVA program encourages diversity in the film industry

Contributor February 1, 2016

In hopes of bringing a change to the entertainment industry, CSUN's cinema and television arts department strives to bring diversity into their classrooms. “It hurts to see the lack of minorities...

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