MDOCS hosts a variety of public events throughout each academic semester. These events are all free and open to the Skidmore community as well as community members from the surrounding Saratoga region. No RSVP is needed unless otherwise noted.
2020 Storytellers' Inst Online Exhibit- SHIFT
Open through October 2020 - Online
SHIFT shows how a small group of documentarians adapted and created despite and because of the global challenges of 2020. See first-hand the stunning and diverse works that came from the individuals and teams that made up the first ever virtual MDOCS Stoytellers’ Institute, as well as works created collaboratively using innovative online tools and some more traditional forms of communication.
Glimpse into the world they built together and the creative ways they forged intimacy without ever meeting one another in person.
10/1 at 6 p.m. - Courtney Surmanek and Steven T. Licardi
10/8 at 6 p.m. - Kadijatou Diallo and Shana Kleiner
10/15 at 6 p.m. - Shalon Buskirk, Haley Hnatuk, and Drew Swedberg
10/22 at 6 p.m.- Cooperativa Cultural 19 de enero - Fernanda Espinosa and Raul Ayala
The exhibit includes works from: Mickey Baroody, Shalon Buskirk, Drew Swedberg, Haley Hnatuk, Cooperativa Cultura 19 De Enero (Fernanda Espinosa & Raul Ayala), Kadijatou Diallo, Ben Hayes, Shana Kleiner, Courtney Surmanek, Steven T. Licardi, Tianyu Shi, Keshawn Truesdale, and Gioncarlo Valentine.
Under the Stars: Outdoor Screening Series
Mondays @ 7, Outside the Tang Tent
*Followed by a discussion with "ah, Teng" filmmaker and '20 Storytellers' Inst Fellow Shana Kleiner
October 26 - Exclusive Screening: "Aggie"
*Followed by a Q&A with the director Catherine Gund and featured artist Xaviera Simmons
Seating is limited, RSVP on SkidSync (links above)
"Oliver Sacks: His Own Life"
Oct 1 @ 7pm (Virtual Screening and Q&A)
Exclusive viewing access to the newly released documentary film, "Oliver Sacks: His Own Life" followed by a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Ric Burns; Oliver Sacks’ book editor/contributor Kate Edgar; and partner Bill Hayes for a post-screening online conversation hosted on Zoom. RSVP is required to obtain viewing pass for the Virtual Cinema. (Screening is Asynchronous at viewer's convenience before the Q&A)
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