MFA in Film/Media Production
The University of Texas at Austin
Director / Photographer
In conjunction with the screening of Winter in the Blood at this year’s Austin Film Festival, the Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie to UT Austin and the Texas Book Festival.
Mon. Oct 28, 4:30pm
Texas Union Theater
University of Texas at Austin
Project: XMAS WITHOUT CHINA
Director: Alicia Dwyer
Producer: Alicia Dwyer & Tom Xia
Co-Producers: Juli Vizza & Michael Dwyer
Two families living side by side, but worlds apart, collide when pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products. Fed up with toy and food recalls, the Jones family down the street eagerly accept the consumer mission-impossible and are drawn into a surprising intercultural exchange with the Xia family. As the Joneses wrestle with the escalating influence of China in their lives and Tom struggles to get beyond the stereotypes, he realizes that he’s on a deeper journey to understand the complexities of his own divided loyalties between the US and China.
Trailer Link: http://www.xmaswithoutchina.com/trailer/
SXSW Ticket Link: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_FS14011
Venue: Rollings Theater at The Long Center
Sunday, March 10th
7:00PM – 8:02PM
SXSatellite: Alamo Village
Monday, March 11th
4:00PM – 5:02PM
Saturday, March 16th
4:00PM – 5:02PM
KLRU, the University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders invite you to a discussion about cultivating leadership. The evening will also feature short video features on local women and girls making a difference in the Austin community and a preview of the PBS series MAKERS: Women Who Make America.
Date: February 12
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP at https://www.klrusupport.org/InspiringWomenLeaders.
Inspiring Women Leaders, a discussion about cultivating leadership, will focus on inspiring future generations through mentorship and other means. Speakers will include:
Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, participant in INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Women Leaders program, and former staff member of NEW Leadership Texas.
Project Specialist, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Alma Jackie Salcedo
Graduate Coordinator at Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT-Austin
As part of the event, KLRU will present eight short videos featuring local women and girls who are inspiring others through their actions. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of KLRU’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. A preview from the upcoming PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America – a film that shares the stories of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live – will also be shown. This documentary airs February 26th at 7 pm on KLRU.