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Los Angeles: On Film and On Record
October 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021
When: 12:00am - 11:45pm

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CSUN Library Website

Los Angeles exists in our collective cultural imagination, heavily influenced by depictions of the city on film, though it is also a place of brick and mortar; adobe and asphalt. Los Angeles: On Film and On Record is an online journey through film and archives. It examines a number of popular films that feature the City of Angels within the storyline, setting, or both, and compares these visions, interpretations, and variations of movie Los Angeles with the documentary record of real Los Angeles, using archival and other primary sources from Special Collections & Archives.

The exhibit consists of four parts. Part 1, LA Aspirations, explores its role as a hub of opportunity, while part 2, LA Critique, questions Los Angeles as a site of the American dream. Part 3, LA Living, looks at the ways films and filmmakers have attempted to depict "real" Los Angeles. Finally, Part 4, LA Aesthetic, considers ways LA's landscape, architectural features, and infrastructure appear in films, shaping perceptions of the city.

As you explore the exhibit, we encourage you to consider the choices each filmmaker made, and the version of Los Angeles they chose to present. What truths does each film contain? How do they create or reinforce stereotypes about people and places? Who is absent, misrepresented, maligned, or celebrated in narratives about the city, and why?

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Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail library.event@csun.edu in advance of the event.

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2021 Western Water Symposium
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Friday, March 5, 2021
When: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Location:

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via Zoom web conference

The Western Water Symposium is sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library as part of programming associated with a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant. The goal is to heighten awareness of the newly digitized Western Water Archives. This unique collection has been created in collaboration with seven partner institutions whose documentary material has been digitized and made available online as an important step in democratizing and increasing access to Southern California's water history. This is expected to help pave the way for new research and classes exploring the region’s complicated water policies, politics, and practices. 

This event will feature speakers to address various issues (e.g. history, present, and future) relating to water in California today. Presentations will be conducted via the Zoom remote conferencing platform, and will be approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

Symposium speakers and presentation titles:

  • Lisa Crane, The Claremont Colleges Library, “Welcome and #CLIRWater Project”
  • Dr. Heather Williams, Pomona College, “When Water is Money, Drought is the Taxman: Tales of Boom and Bust on the Santa Ana River“
  • Dr. Sami Maalouf, California State University, Northridge, “Sustainable Water Projects”
  • Teri Red Owl, Owens Valley Indian Water Commission, “Payahuunadü Water Story”
  • Dr. Jeanine Finn and Catalina Lopez, The Claremont Colleges Library, “The Bending Water Project: Surfacing Data Histories in California’s Water Documents”

For more information about the program and speakers, and to register, please visit: 2021 Western Water Symposium.

Automatic live transcription will be available for this webinar.  Sessions will be recorded and made available after the event.

 

03/05/2021 - 09:00 to 12:30