- Panel Discussion: CENSORSHIP AND (R)EVOLUTION, New Romanian Cinema.
Moderator Prof. Pavle Levi, Stanford Univ.
Proposed forum speakers: Prof. Stephen Kovacs, Prof. Jean Marie Apostolides, cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr., actor Paul Ipate, actor Gabriel Pintilei, production manager Adriana Rotaru, artist Irina Botea, actress Monica Barladeanu.
Panel coordinator: Florentina Mocanu, PhD Candidate, Drama Department, Stanford University
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 5:00 – 6:00pm, BRAUN CORNER (Geology Corner), 450 SERRA MALL, BLDG. 320 , Stanford Univ., CA (map)
- Book signing event with former United States Ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe and his
wife, award-winning journalist, Sheilah Kast, authors of "Dracula is Dead"
In December 1989, Romanians overthrew dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, ending more than forty years of Communist totalitarianism.
Twenty years later, Romania is a thriving democracy, an economic success, and a member of NATO and the European Union.
What’s the story of the Romanian miracle?
Join former United States Ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe and his wife, award-winning journalist Sheilah Kast, on an amazing tour of an amazing land—beyond Dracula, beyond orphans, beyond Communism, to the vibrant culture, unique history, and 21st Century skills which define modern Romania.
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 1:00-1:30 pm, Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)
- Casa Romana welcomes you to a reception with former United States Ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe and his wife, award-winning journalist Sheilah Kast.
Special guests include:
cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr., actor Paul Ipate, actor Gabriel Pintilei, production manager Adriana Rotaru, artist Irina Botea, actress Monica Barladeanu.
RSVP by 4/16/2010 to Andrei Popovici at email@example.com, include RSVP in the subject line. Cost: $30/person.
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8:00-10:00 pm, Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 (map)
- A Taste for Submission -- Experimental Film in Communist Romania
The screening will start with a 20 minute presentation by Erwin Kessler followed by a Q&A at the end.
Independent moviemaking was a clandestine, highly dangerous activity in communist Romania and this forced people to find ingenious ways to bypass the omnipresent watch of the Securitate. Through a rare and unique selection of short films made underground during the 70s and 80s, Erwin Kessler will elucidate the social, political and anthropological elements that triggered Romania's unique response to communist totalitarianism.
Proposed film selection:
Sigma Group: Multivision, 1972-1978, 16 min, Doru Tulcan, Beyond the Event, 1978, 5 min, Constantin Flondor, Visual Consciousness, 1979, 14 min, Constantin Flondor
Ion Grigorescu Selection: Masculine-Feminine, 1976, 13 min; Face Movements, 1976, 1.08 min, Box, 1977, 2:35 min, Dialogue with Ceausescu, 1978, 7:10 min, Sibiu 2007, 2:55 min
Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:40–1:40pm, BRAUN CORNER (Geology Corner), 450 SERRA MALL, BLDG. 320 , Stanford Univ., CA (map)
- Romanian Film Festival at Stanford, "Censorship and (R)Evolution--Post-Screenings Lunch and Discussion with Romanian Guest Filmmakers and Stanford University Drama Department Students
Monday, April 19, 2010, 12.00 pm, Memorial Auditorium, Room 125
- Poster Gallery
We are delighted to announce a last minute addition to the festival: a gallery consisting of several posters made by Romanian high school students – art class taught by Gavril Kovacs, "Nicolae Tonitza" High School, Bucharest, Romania – who interpreted the festival’s theme “Censorship & (R)evolution” in very creative and unexpectedly original ways. The gallery will be set up adjacent to Braun Hall and available for viewing throughout the festival. Special thanks to: Smaranda Andrada, Luminita Dumitrache, Claudia Ilea, Ioana Mitrea, Radu Cristian Pop, Mihaela Socolovschi, Bogdan Topirceanu, Andra Simona Vlasceanu.
For online gallery please click here.