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Posted inArts, Community, Schools

Berkeley High alum embarks on abortion bill documentary

“As a filmmaker, you have this unspoken responsibility to inform your audience,” says director and Berkeley High alum Maya Cueva. “You have to let people know what is happening in the world around them. Sometimes that’s good news, and sometimes it’s bad.” Only two documentaries into her directing career, Cueva is on a mission to […]

Posted inArts

Ones to watch: Berkeley filmmakers address gentrification in horror sci-fi film ‘2037’

Two Berkeley artists have teamed up to offer their take on Bay Area gentrification and displacement. And they are doing so through a horror sci-fi film called 2037. The movie takes place in the not-so-distant future, and shows what life in the Bay Area could be like after it’s fully gentrified and many of its residents have been displaced. […]

Posted inArts, Events, Schools

One to watch: BHS grad, musician Spencer Stevens

Ask Spencer Stevens how he became so musically inclined and he’ll probably give you a modest response. Something like: “I don’t know, I’m just blessed,” or “A lot of time and effort.” Whatever humble answer the 22-year-old Berkeley High graduate chooses, he’s downplaying the truth. That truth is that Spencer Stevens is just flat-out talented, […]