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    Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

    Annual event promoting the top films from the previous school year.

  • Leo Freedman Foundation Event photos

    Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

    Annual event promoting the top films from the previous school year.

  • Leo Freedman Foundation Event photos

    Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

    Annual event promoting the top films from the previous school year.

» Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut

About the Event

Dodge College's annual Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screenings promote the top films from the previous year as determined by a panel of distinguished alumni and industry representatives. This year, the show will screen in three cities - Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. 

By attending this event you will enjoy:

  • Access to admission representatives
  • Networking with attending industry and faculty guests
  • Connecting with alumni, current and prospective students

Admission to these events is complimentary with registration. 

Films screening at this event are made possible in part through a grant awarded by the Leo Freedman Foundation. Dodge College thanks the foundation for its continued support of our student filmmakers. 

+ - About the Films

We are pleased to announce the following films for the 2016 lineup: 

Angeltown (dir. Nancy Liu ’16) – A Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.

Gardeners of the Forest (dirs. Ceylan Carhoglu ’16, Nicole Jordan-Webber’16) – For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but, as of 2016, there are fewer than 600 elephants left in the wild. Student Academy Award Finalist – Documentary Category

Icarus (dir. Tom Teller ’16) – When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

It’s Just a Gun (dir. Brian Robau’ 17) – When Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, a series of events is set in motion that changes his life forever. Student Academy Award Winner – Narrative Category

Rocket (dir. Brenna Malloy ’16) – A bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950’s dirt track racing. Student Academy Award Winner – Narrative Category

*Please note films are listed in alphabetical order. The actual screening order is subject to change. 

+ - Attend the Los Angeles Event, September 21, 2016

Join us for the premiere in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
DGA Theatre Complex | Los Angeles

6:15 p.m. - Doors open

7 p.m. - Registration and Hors d'oeuvres Reception
 
7:30 p.m. - Screening
 
9 p.m. - Post-screening Dessert Reception
 
Admission is complimentary with registration. Seating is first come.

+ - Attend the Orange Event, October 1, 2016

Join us for the encore screening of our 2016 First Cut films at Dodge College as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Folino Theater | Marion Knott Studios

3:30 p.m.

This screening is part of Homecoming Weekend and requires registration through the main university. For more information, and to register, visit the Homecoming webpage.

View more information on all events taking place at Dodge College over Homecoming Weekend.

+ - Attend the New York Event, October 8, 2016

Join us for an encore screening of our 2016 First Cut films. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016
The Roxy Hotel | New York City
2 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10013

4 p.m. - Registration and Hors d'oeuvres Reception

4:30 p.m. - Screening
 
6 p.m. - Post-screening Dessert Reception
 
Admission is complimentary with registration

+ - Attend the San Francisco Event, October 15, 2016

Join us for an encore screening of our 2016 First Cut films. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
New People Cinema | San Francisco
1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

7 p.m. - Registration and Hors d'oeuvres Reception
 
7:30 p.m. - Screening
 
9 p.m. - Post-screening Dessert Reception
 
Admission is complimentary with registration
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