University of the Pacific is pleased to host a screening of Media X director Kevin Pontuti's recent film work. Pontuti will present three short films—ONERE, PESCARE, and VANITA— from his ongoing Poetry of Penance project that were completed between 2016-2017.
Professor Macelle Mahala—Director of the Pacific Humanities Center—will introduce the films and lead a panel discussion and Q&A with Pontuti after the screening. A reception will follow the screening and discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is co-sponsored by the Pacific Humanities Center, Film Club and Media X.
About Kevin Pontuti:
Kevin Pontuti is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returned to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include film, virtual reality and transmedia studies. Pontuti is currently producing a feature-length adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER.