February 20, 2009 —
Award-winning independent producer and director Mike Rubbo visited for a several day residency to work with students and screen two of his 50 plus films, Sad Song of the Yellow Skin and Waiting for Fidel.
Waiting for Fidel is considered one of the first stalka-mentries, inspiring Michael Moore to make Roger and Me. In fact, Rubbo was a pioneer of the personal authored documentary, one of the first practitioners, if not the first in English. Waiting for Fidel is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Mike has been honored with retrospectives of his documentaries in New York at Film Forum, the Chicago Art Institute and in San Francisco at the Pacifica Film Archive, Berkeley.