Guest Filmmaker Week | Rachel Mason

UCI DigiFilm | Guest Filmmaker Week

Rachel Mason

Thursday, May 28, 2020

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Via Zoom

Join us for a Zoom conversation with filmmaker Rachel Mason. Rachel will be discussing her hit Netflix documentary Circus of Books. After the conversation, we will have 15 minutes of Q&A. This talk is part of our Guest Filmmaker Week and is made possible with the generous support of UCI Illuminations, and produced in partnership with DigiFilm Society at UC Irvine.

About the Guest Speaker

Rachel Mason is an artist, musician and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Her 2019 documentary feature film Circus of Books was acquired by Netflix and executive produced by Ryan Murphy. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019 and was the opening night gala presentation at the 2019 Outfest Film Festival. Her album and feature film, The Lives of Hamilton Fish has toured festivals and museums internationally and was released in 2016.

Mason has recorded 13 albums, has toured, exhibited sculpture, video and performance at the Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, LACMA, Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Henry Gallery in Seattle, James Gallery at CUNY, University Art Museum in Buffalo, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard and Occidental College, Kunsthalle Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Art in General, La Mama, Galapagos, Dixon Place, and Empac Center for Performance in Troy among other venues. Reviews include New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Art in America, Art News, and Artforum.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

RSVP for a free ticket here.

View the entire series here.


(Photo credit: Michael Poehlman)

UCI DigiFilm | Guest Filmmaker Week

May 26 - 29, 2020

UCI Digifilm presents five guest filmmakers and industry professionals for conversations with students and the public. All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP for a free ticket at

May 26: Jason Bauer, Local 600, digital imaging technician
May 27: Grace Lee, independent producer & director and writer working in both narrative and non-fiction film.
May 27: Maisie Hoy, ACE, Emmy-nominated feature film editor.
May 28: Rachel Mason, artist, musician and filmmaker from Los Angeles.
May 29: Quyen Tran, Los Angeles-based cinematographer

May 28, 2020 - 1:00pm
May 28, 2020 - 2:15pm