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Just Mercy

The event was co-sponsored by the Pepperdine Black Law Students Association and Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture.

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Abuse Scandal

Hosted by the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, this screening was followed by Q&A with Larissa Boyce, a survivor who was featured in the film, and the film's producer, attorney David Ulich of Sheppard Mullin, Sidewinder Films / Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) and Professor Maureen Weston. Learn More.

The event was co-sponsored by the Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture, the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, and the Pepperdine Caruso Law Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law Program.

Maya Angelou 'And Still I Rise'

A special screening featuring an introduction by Candace Bowen, Women in Film, and a Q&A with directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack. Learn More.

Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence

Students and alumni attended a special screening followed by a discussion with director and producer Peter C. Jones and Eric Wilson, Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University.


Presented by Revolution Pictures at Caruso Auditorium, REMAND tells the story of Pepperdine Law's Global Justice Program in Uganda.


Einsteins Light (West Coast Premiere)

Award-winning filmmaker Nickolas Barris traveled from Holland to present the film and was joined in a post-screening discussion by Pepperdine physics professor Gerard Fasel. Craig Detweiler, IEMSC's creative director noted, "We're thrilled to bring Einstein's Light to Pepperdine, straight from its east coast premiere at Princeton University. What a great opportunity for the community and our many sharp students in science, music, film, and media."



Presenting ideas for restoring the once-mighty Colorado River, Skylar Peak, Pepperdine alum and Malibu's new mayor joins James Redford for an evening discussion with friends from the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, Bill Hasencamp, the Colorado River Program Manager at the Metropolitan Water District, and Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Moderated by Rhiannon Bailard of Pepperdine's Center for Sustainability.

Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, Watershed tells the story of the threats to the Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?

Beyond the Call

Academy Award-Nominated Documentarian Adrian Belic brought his global travelogue, Beyond the Call to Tom Shadyac's class on October 1, 2009.

The Third Wave

Filmmakers Alison Thompson and Oscar Gubernati brought their award-winning documentary just prior to their Academy Award qualifying release.


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