Arts & Events

An Indy Weekend at East Bay Media Center

Ken Bullock
Friday May 03, 2019 - 04:16:00 PM

Three days of independent video and film screenings from all over at East Bay Media Center span this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights through Sunday afternoon, in the Center's events room in at 1939 Addison (between Milvia & MLK Way) in the downtown Berkeley Arts District, featuring student films from the USC (University of Southern California) Cinematic Arts Program, long the top hands-on film program nationally, and documentary, dramatic, animation and music videos and films from everywhere on Saturday and Sunday, as the Center splashes its decades-old festival onto the screen. 

'Film School Frenzy' on Friday night, 6:30-9:15, promises screenings of 10 student films, including drama, horror, comedy, documentary and animation, 3 to 25 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission, will show the work of the world's future filmmakers.  

On Saturday, seven "Docs, Xperimental & Music Vids," from 5 to 92 minutes, will screen from 5 till 9, with two (15 & 30 minute) intermissions.  

On Sunday, two documentaries and two experimental films, 15 to 35 minutes, will show, 2-5 pm, with a 15 minute intermission.  

Themes range across the board, from a documentary on the murals Diego Rivera painted in Detroit during the 30s; to two romantic animated shorts, one about romance in ancient China, the other a love story about a lonely sock in the laundry; to a dark comedy about making breakfast for a one night stand zombie lover ...  

Admission: General, $10; Students, elders, disabled $5--"No-one turned away for lack of green." 

***Berkeley High & Middle School Students admitted Free ... 

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