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CalArts Alumni Magazine

Richard Cohen (Art BFA 73, Film/Video MFA 73)

Richard Cohen (Art BFA 73, Film/Video MFA 73) catches us up: “I am finishing the documentary, Keeps Me from Falling, a Filmmaker’s Hotel Memoir. Before his death, F.X. Feeney (Film/Video BFA 76) and I were turning out the final pages on a screenplay based on our years at CalArts. In 2016, Metro State Hospital showed Hurry Tomorrow (by me and Kevin Rafferty). Forty years earlier, the hospital staff had tried to ban the film. The film led to a statewide investigation into the deaths of hundreds of psychiatric patients across California.”