The Pierce College Media Arts Department and the Film Club will use the film series dubbed “Coping Mechanisms” to examine how cinematic characters use fantasy to cope with their own traumatic or unpleasant realities.
Light refreshments will be provided and after each film a small panel will help students discuss events in the movie.
The first film “Big Fish” will be shown Monday, Oct. 29 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. followed by a panel featured Journalism Professor Jeff Favre.
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Shane Stanley spoke to a Great Hall crowded with film and journalism students Monday sharing his experience as a filmmaker with a room full of aspiring artists.
Saying he, “had no agenda,” Stanley spoke without notes or accompanying power point presentation in a “town hall” style session full of personal anecdotes and professional advice for the aspiring actors, writers and directors in the crowd.
Stanley, who was born in Encino and briefly attended Pierce before founding his own production company, Visual Arts Entertainment, won his first Emmy at 16 and his second...