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Award-Winning Film Screened Oct. 24

Oct. 22, 2012 | Updated Oct. 24, 2012

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Director Alex Rivera speaks about his film.

Alex Rivera, a New York-based digital media artist and filmmaker, will present his award-winning film, “Sleep Dealer,” Oct. 24 in the Titan Student Union. The 2:30 p.m. screening, part of Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department’s Café Con Leche lecture series, is free and open to the public.

The screening will be followed by a talk from Rivera. The Latino science fiction film premiered at Sundance in 2008, and won two awards, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. It explores a future in which technology has progressed at the cost of human rights.

Rivera is a Sundance and Rockefeller fellow. His work, which addresses concerns of the Latino community through a language of humor, satire and metaphor, has been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Guggenheim Museum, PBS, Telluride and other international venues.

For more information, contact the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at 657-278-3731.

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, mkocruz@fullerton.edu, 657-278-7586

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