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    It’s time for our “Exquisite Corpse” showing on the Great Wall of Oakland. In case you’re not familiar or missed last year’s show with the same theme, “Exquisite Corpse” refers the parlor game the Surealists used to expand their creative capacity. One artist would start with a sketch, fold up the… Read More»

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    Ever wanted to try your hand a at stop-motion animation? Ever wanted to see your own film on the Great Wall? We’re teaming up with Oakland Museum of California to make all of your dreams come true! This Spring the Oakland Rover, OMCA’s interactive, electric mobile museum will park right… Read More»

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    The Great Wall of Oakland presented a holiday spectacular “Oakland: Home for the Holidays!”, complete with the world’s largest digital tree lighting, holiday short films, and a few special guests including the Bandaloop aerial dancers and students at the Downtown Oakland YMCA.

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    The title says it all. The 2nd annual “About Oakland, By Oakland”, a collection of the finest short video and films from artists in our hometown will be screened on November 2nd. Come, be inspired by your neighbors. “I’ve screened ‘Salome’ in Korea, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Rome, but… Read More»

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      The Great Wall is seeking submissions for the 2nd Annual About Oakland By Oakland Who Can Submit: Short-film makers / video artists living or working in Oakland (and the surrounding areas) OR short-film makers / video artists who have created a film about our town  What We’re Looking For:… Read More»

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    In case you missed, the September “Homegrown” show, here is what you need to know: Pandora debuted Sounds of Oakland on the Wall but you can listen online from anywhere in the world. These fantastic local filmmakers screened these films: Scotterpop by Scott Hammell China, My China by Victor Ingrassia Scraps of… Read More»

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    Have you ever wondered what Pixar artists create when they’re not working on films such as Brave, Up, Finding Nemo…? On Oct. 5, it’s your chance to find out during the Great Wall of Oakland’s 2nd Annual “Behind the Pixar Screen”. The personal works of our talented neighbors, will be… Read More»

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    For the first time ever, the Great Wall of Oakland will be taking our cutting-edge projections of video art and film off-site. In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out at Bay Street Emeryville, the Great Wall will be projecting fashion-themed films on one of the featured billboards near the AMC Bay Street… Read More»

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    In celebration of the artistic rennissance happening in our hometown, we’re presenting “Homegrown“, a collection of short films and videos by the talented artists living and working in the Bay Area. SUBMISSIONS: Submit your short video entry by Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by 5PM. All entries MUST be under 7 minutes in length, be appropriate… Read More»

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    We’ve teamed up with our neighbor, the internet-radio sensation, Pandora, to create a home-grown extravaganza of music and film. “Homegrown” will debut Pandora’s hand-crafed Oakland Mixtape, featuring 8 hours of local music which will play alongside cutting-edge visuals on the Great Wall. You and the rest of the world, will… Read More»

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    We had so much fun hosting the vertical dance troupe,Bandaloop, last year for the world premiere of “Bound(less)”, that we’re having them back on the Wall. For three days, Bandaloop will host open rehearsals and the entire community is invited to attend. Bring a lawn chair and set-up on the… Read More»

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    We are very pleased to announce that the August Show on the Great Wall of Oakland will be a collaborative event with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and largest festival of it’s kind. We’ll be screening some amazing shorts – don’t miss it!

  • The Weekly Yelp included the Great Wall of Oakland on their First Friday Game Plan last week. Check out the shout-out here. Did anyone see this and BYOPopcorn?

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    Each of the short videos in this series looks at how sound alters what we see.

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    “A Day in the Life” is a collection of artistically-diverse, short-documentaries about fascinating people from around the globe. Don’t miss it!

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    In celebration of Earth Day this month, the Great Wall of Oakland presents “Keep it Beautiful”, a 45-min screening of short videos and films about planet earth. The screening includes several pieces with breathtaking cinematography of far-flung corners of the earth but also films with harsh critiques of how humans… Read More»

  • For the first time in our six-year history, the Great Wall will be dark during the March Art Murmur due to budget cuts that have affected our past funding We’re working on alternative sources and hope to be back up in April. If you are interested helping to bring high-quality… Read More»