Capstone Festival at CSUMB
- When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: CSUMB World Theater, Seaside
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Film, Community
Before they dawn their caps and gowns graduating seniors and Master's students at CSU Monterey Bay not only have to complete a capstone project, they must put it on display (and defend it) in front of the public at large at the annual Capstone Festival. Capstone projects are a culmination of years of research and study, long nights and more coffee than you can imagine -- taking many shapes including oral presentations, art installations, murals, research presentations, and, (perhaps most interesting to those of us existing outside of academia) short films. The festival takes place across two days at various locations at the CSUMB campus, ending Friday evening with a screening of 24 short films by the school's Teledramatic Arts and Technology students. New is year is a bonus matinee showing of the TAT films. A full listing of what's playing is available online, but a couple of highlights to entice: "Darker Shades of Grey" about a high-functioning autistic man who is lured into helping cover up a murder; "Back Home" a documentary featuring veterans from wars recent and old discussing the challenges of coming back home once the fighting is done; and "Reform School Sweeties" an animated short featuring a cupcake with a gambling habit, an obese muffin and a jump rope contest. Don't forget the popcorn. [JAF]
Film Screening: Friday, May 18, 1-4pm; 6-9pm, World Theater, 100 Campus Center # 28, Seaside. Free. Other Capstone Festival presentations: will be held 8:30am - 6pm on Thursday and Friday at various CSUMB locations. http://capstonefestival.csumb.edu.