Sunday, May 19

David Marcus and Sofie Sheldon became friends working and playing music together at Camp Kesem. Sheldon will sing her original song "Back to Venus" at Spring Sing, and Marcus will accompany her on the guitar. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
David Marcus and Sofie Sheldon became friends working and playing music together at Camp Kesem. Sheldon will sing her original song "Back to Venus" at Spring Sing, and Marcus will accompany her on the guitar. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Graduate documentary production student Jake O’Hare created “Running Aground,” a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott and his siblings embarked on in the 1970s. O’Hare cast young actors to portray the 1970s versions of his family members.
(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Documentary analyzes director’s complex family dynamics with unique flashback style

“Running Aground” navigates the choppy waters of the tense relationships within the director’s family. Graduate directing student Jake O’Hare was inspired to create a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott, his aunt Sharon, his uncle Craig and his father’s alcoholic stepfather embarked on in the 1970s. Read more...

Graduate documentary production student Jake O’Hare created “Running Aground,” a documentary reenacting his changing family dynamics after learning about the sailing trips his father Scott and his siblings embarked on in the 1970s. O’Hare cast young actors to portray the 1970s versions of his family members.
(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Panelists at the second annual Spark Change Summit at the James Bridges Theater on Friday discussed how to make an impact in mainstream entertainment and how social justice entertainment is gaining more popularity. (Courtesy of Devon Danksy)
Panelists at the second annual Spark Change Summit at the James Bridges Theater on Friday discussed how to make an impact in mainstream entertainment and how social justice entertainment is gaining more popularity. (Courtesy of Devon Danksy)

Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of “Thick: And Other Essays,” spoke with author Roxane Gay at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday evening. The two discussed topics ranging from HGTV celebrities to Cottom’s essays, which consider black feminist theory. (Courtesy of Hammer Museum)
Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of “Thick: And Other Essays,” spoke with author Roxane Gay at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday evening. The two discussed topics ranging from HGTV celebrities to Cottom’s essays, which consider black feminist theory. (Courtesy of Hammer Museum)

Liliana Epps, a third-year gender studies student, Kayli Masuda, a first-year chemical engineering student, and Ariana Mamnoon, a fourth-year geography and environmental systems and society student (left to right), helped organize an environmental art show to kick off the Renewable Energy Association's Waste Awareness Week. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)
Liliana Epps, a third-year gender studies student, Kayli Masuda, a first-year chemical engineering student, and Ariana Mamnoon, a fourth-year geography and environmental systems and society student (left to right), helped organize an environmental art show to kick off the Renewable Energy Association's Waste Awareness Week. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

In the two hour long workshops, Ribisi gives attendees as much time as they need to write, and then allows them to share if they wish. She gives some guidance on how to structure poetry, a powerful format for expressing difficult emotions, she said. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)
In the two hour long workshops, Ribisi gives attendees as much time as they need to write, and then allows them to share if they wish. She gives some guidance on how to structure poetry, a powerful format for expressing difficult emotions, she said. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Nico Young, a first-year art student, said his favorite art medium is photography. When Young was in high school, he published a 12-page spread with The New York Times Magazine about life in high school through a high school student's point of view. He then published is own photography book titled "Fire at School." (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Nico Young, a first-year art student, said his favorite art medium is photography. When Young was in high school, he published a 12-page spread with The New York Times Magazine about life in high school through a high school student's point of view. He then published is own photography book titled "Fire at School." (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)