December 13, 2010 by | News

Just a quick note to inform the Dodge-news-loving community that I'm currently sick, and will be away from the office for the middle of December.  I fell ill following a very strenuous week which featured absurdly little sleep, and I've caught pneumonia, which is going to keep me in bed (after finally escaping my doctor)


True Grit [Update]

December 7, 2010 by | Screenings

As you may have noticed from our ever-observant commenters, on my last post announcing True Grit, one of the young stars of the Coen Brothers’ latest, is Hailee Steinfeld, who made her screen debut in several films produced by Dodge College students! We’ve just received clearance to honor Ms. Steinfeld, and our alumni, by sharing


Chapman students show their made-in-Africa films

December 5, 2010 by | News

About 400 people packed the Folino Theater at Chapman University's Marion Knott Studios on Thursday to view several documentaries Chapman students made on a trip to Africa this past summer. Twenty-two students were able to travel to Botswana and the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar this summer thanks to an anonymous donor for a program called


Animation Show of Shows

December 3, 2010 by | Events

The travelling film festival, “The Animation Show of Shows” is stopping by Orange County tonight at 7PM in the Folino – and as a Dodge/Chapman animation lover, you’ll get to see it for free! (click to download a larger .pdf image) From The Slate: Professor Bill Kroyer invites you to attend the Dodge College of


Admissions Season is finally here

December 2, 2010 by | Admissions

Just wanted to write a quick note and apologize for not writing in a while. I have been busy reading your applications and getting everything going here. I have read some great stuff so far, and I am already getting excited for the class of 2015!   For anyone applying January 15, please let me know


Destination: Africa 2010 Screening Tonight

December 2, 2010 by | Beyond Dodge

Tonight, Professor Jeff Swimmer’s International Documentary class, Destination: Africa, will screen its 2010 program, “Our Hopes, Our Future” in the Folino at 7PM. The inter-disciplinary, international documentary program “Destination: Africa”, led by Professor Jeff Swimmer, sends students around the world with cameras to profile leading human rights and development organizations. Participating students are from the Dodge


“True Grit” Pre-Release Screening

December 1, 2010 by | Events

I am so excited to announce that coming up next week, the AES (Audio Engineering Society), LA Section, is screening the latest Coen Brothers’ film, True Grit, right here at Dodge College in the Folino theater.  It’s playing next Saturday, December 11th, a full week and a half before its December 22nd theatrical premiere!  Save


“Grease” Sing-A-Long Slideshow

November 30, 2010 by | Events

Before the Thanksgiving break, our Filmmaker-in-Residence, Randal Kleiser, presented a very exciting screening of his classic '50's musical, Grease, with a unique twist: active audience participation! Already familiar with the event? Jump straight to the slideshow. How does it work?  As the characters begin to sing, the song lyrics appear in brightly colored words onscreen;


Filmmaker Rempen Visits Jackson

November 26, 2010 by | News

  Once in a while we post news about arts other than those that are spatial.  This is one of those times.  Local writer and activist Cate Cabot, sponsor to visiting filmmaker Malachi Rempen, wrote the following piece on Rempen’s work; he will make an appearance and present selected films at the Jackson Hole


Sikh Film Festival Draws Crowds, Talent

November 25, 2010 by | News

BY K B NAIR ORANGE, CA – The Sikh community turned out in force at Chapman University’s  Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Orange the new venue of the Sikh Arts & Film Festival (SAFF) for three days of  celebration of a diverse assortment of Sikh-centric films, books, art performance pieces and music. The

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