still from Before the Miracle Happens

Bachelor of Arts Production Theses Screening 2021

Department of Cinema and Media Studies
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 12:00am

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Six pieces made by 2020-2021 graduates of the Cinema and Media Studies undergraduate program.  On view through July 31.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
Inspired by the short story by Isaac Asimov, Satisfaction Guaranteed explores the aftermath of a three-week experiment with a humanoid robot and a housewife that resulted in an unexpected kiss. Does Asimov’s First Law of Robotics—that a robot may not injure a human or through inaction allow a human to come to harm—justify it?

Storm Drain
After the disappearance of her estranged step-brother, a young woman meets his best friend and attempts to uncover his whereabouts while struggling through memories of her past.

Months at Home
Filmed during the isolating year of the pandemic, Months at Home is a documentary about the director's parents.

An Omen of Nothing
A distraught student's personal meditation on death and legacy, orbiting the life of his teacher.

An Analysis of Randonautica
A documentary style film essay investigating the creation and use of the viral location-based mobile exploration app, Randonautica. Many users of the app have reported strange findings and experiences, and the film takes a look at why these strange occurrences may be happening.

Before the Miracle Happens
Before the Miracle Happens is a documentary as much as it is a call to action. People tend to bristle at the phrases “Defund the Police” and “Abolish Prisons,” but these ideas are not new, and they are not radical. Miracle takes a broad look at these difficult topics through conversations with three inspirational social actors.