Lisa Cholodenko, presented by Cinema Visionaries

Lisa Cholodenko, presented by Cinema Visionaries

California College of the Arts (CCA)

Lisa Cholodenko on the set of her upcoming HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge. Photo by Jo Jo Whilden/HBO.
April 3, 2014
Lisa Cholodenko, presented by Cinema Visionaries

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:30pm
Timken Lecture Hall

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce that the famed filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko will be coming to the college’s San Francisco campus on Friday, April 11, as part of the ongoing Cinema Visionaries series. She will discuss her career with Film Program co-chair Rob Epstein.

Lisa Cholodenko’s film The Kids Are All Right (2010), starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo, was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best original screenplay, and won two Golden Globes, including best picture (comedy) and best actress (comedy) for Bening. Other honors include an Independent Spirit Award for best original screenplay, a New York Film Critics Circle Award for best screenplay, a Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award for best feature film, a BAFTA nomination for best original screenplay, and inclusion in the American Film Institute’s list of the best films of 2010.

Cinema Visionaries is an initiative by CCA’s Film Program. This series brings film industry luminaries to campus for master classes and public lectures, giving students invaluable direct exposure to successful practitioners from the professional film industry.

Cinema Visionaries is funded with the generous support of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein. It began in 2010 with a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Past lecturers
A selected list of the diverse filmmakers who have come to CCA as part of the Cinema Visionaries series:

Michael Moore (fall 2013): Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004); Sicko (2007); Bowling for Columbine (2002); Roger and Me (1989)

Sam Green (spring 2013): The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (ongoing); Utopia in Four Movements (2010); The Weather Underground (2002)

Werner Herzog (fall 2012): Into the Abyss (2011); Grizzly Man (2005); Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Barbara Hammer (fall 2012): Tender Fictions (1996); Nitrate Kisses (1992); Dyketactics (1974)

John Waters (spring 2012): A Dirty Shame (2004); Serial Mom (1994); Cry-Baby (1990); Hairspray (1988); Polyester (1981); Pink Flamingos (1972)

Gus Van Sant (spring 2011): Milk (2008); Good Will Hunting (1997); My Own Private Idaho (1991); Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Lourdes Portillo (spring 2011): Night Passages (2013); Al Más Allá (2008); My McQueen (2004); Señorita Extraviada (2001); Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (1985)

Barry Jenkins (fall 2011): Chlorophyl (2011); Tall Enough (2009); A Young Couple (2009); Medicine for Melancholy (2008)


About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, and MAAD degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities.

Noted alumni include the artists Nathan Oliveira, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the Oscar-winning filmmaker Audrey Marrs; the illustrator Tomie de Paola; the conceptual artists Harrell Fletcher, David Ireland, and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas, Michael Vanderbyl, and Gary Hutton. For more information about CCA, visit

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