2015 New Films

Dream On

Dream On investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income equality and declining economic mobility.  In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

Group Dynamics in a Multicultural World

We live in an increasingly multicultural world.  When we interact with people from racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds different from our own, tension and stress sometimes arise, especially when we are not accustomed to interacting with those outside our social identity group.  Our values, beliefs, and hidden assumptions can lead to discomfort and confrontation in group settings.  This can have the effect of the ‘fight or flight’ response in participants.

In Our Son's Name

Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez's lives shatter when their son, Greg dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Postmodernism: Lyotard and Baudrillard

This film first looks at the aesthetic and philosophical perspectives of postmodernism in a general sense, then gives an overview of the principal ideas of Lyotard’s The Postmodernist Condition and engages with Baudrillard’s concepts of simulacra and hyperreality.

The Farmer and the Chef

David Kinch of Manresa Restaurant is a world famous chef with a new project, aiming to create a two-star Michelin dining experience that reflects the Northern Californian culture he loves. Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farms is a farmer who has dedicated her life to creating sustainably produced and impeccably nurtured ingredients. Will the collaboration between these two food geniuses create a world-class restaurant, or will their differences destroy both the farmer and the chef?

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