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  • Theater Premieres Historic 'Flying A Fantasy'

    Theater Premieres Historic 'Flying A Fantasy'

    In Santa Barbara, one of the centers of American film from 1912 to about 1921, the American Film Manufacturing Company of Chicago, commonly called the Flying A, made more than 1,000 films. It produced numerous serials, comedies, Westerns and even a few notable features with some of the most famous actors of the period: Mary Miles Minter, Lottie Pickford and Jack Kerrigan.

  • Talk Explores Bringing SB’s Flying A To The Stage

    Talk Explores Bringing SB’s Flying A To The Stage

    Blondell and Michael Bernard, who wrote the play, collaborated to produce a revealing, live theater event that centers around the mishaps and innovation of the Flying A and how it helped shape more than a century of storytelling. “Diamond to Dust” will be performed in Westmont’s Porter Theatre February 24-25, March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 4 at 2 p.m.

    As co-founder and director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, Blondell will direct Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” later this spring.

  • Westmont Initiative Tackles Opioid Epidemic

    Westmont Initiative Tackles Opioid Epidemic

    Deborah Dunn, professor of communication studies, and Rachel Winslow, director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of history, created and began directing WIPDD in 2018 to encourage dialogue on difficult issues in the local community.
    On Oct. 24, the group will use a framework established by the National Issues Forums Institute to raise a number of difficult questions with no easy answers:

  • Batstone to Explore Why ‘Charity is Dead’

    Batstone to Explore Why ‘Charity is Dead’

    Westmont alumnus David Batstone ’80, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose current work engages human rights activism around the globe, will give a lecture about “Charity is Dead: Reinventing Compassion and World Change” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall.

    The Westmont in San Francisco and Global Studies Lecture is free and open to the public.

    For more information, please contact Cynthia Toms, Westmont kinesiology and global studies professor, at (805) 565-6025.