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Registration > Courses: Spring Session Two 2017

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers   

Michael Fox The Bay Area has an international reputation as a bastion of documentary filmmakers. Over the last 40 years, local filmmakers have gravitated to exposing contemporary social injustices at home and abroad and reviving ignored or forgotten history. Each session of the class features a recent film followed by an intimate conversation with the director. We'll focus on the practical and ethical challenges of making documentaries, encompassing every step of the process from conception to distribution. Films: This class is mainly about the filmmakers and construction...the films are lined up as the class approaches. These films are typically not available to the public and these are exclusive viewings. FILM TITLES AND DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED SHORTLY Michael Fox is a San Francisco journalist and critic who has written about movies for more than 40 publications since 1987. He hosted KQED's "Independent View" and wrote the "Reel World" column in SF Weekly for a decade. Fox has sat on juries, moderated panels and contributed program notes for the San Francisco International, Mill Valley, United Nations Association and Cinequest film festivals. Fox is a member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.


Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers

Item # 17SP2E

Meeting Schedule

Day: Tu,  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4/11/2017 - 5/9/2017 (5 Meeting Days)


Michael Fox


Downtown Campus
Room 617

Seats Available: 13

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