The production of the Citizen Cinema website is credited to the The Rob Nilsson Project at Las Positas College (LPC).  The project was a joint venture between the LPC Design Shop and the LPC Foundation.

Special thanks to Fredda Cassidy (LPC Visual Communications Program Director), Eric Berendt (LPC Visual Communications Instructor), Dr. Candace Klaschus (LPC Honors Department Program Director) and Dr. Philip Manwell (LPC Dean of Humanities).

This website was realized via the philanthropic support of the following donors.


  • Dr. Philip Manwell


  • Carl & Lauren Helmstetter
  • Angelo & Louise Simone
  • Mark & Heather Simone
  • Cathy & Ron Stuart
  • Warren Zaretsky


  • Jenette Coduto
  • Moh Daoud
  • Enrico & Regina Dinelli
  • Regina Ann Duffy
  • Helen Eddy
  • Jason Hitchings
  • Kieron Gerard McCartney
  • Eddie & Cindy Plaza
  • BreeAnn Simone
  • Daniel & Kris Simone
  • Chera & Richard Wise
  • Eddie Ventura
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The 15,000

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I've always liked the slogan, "Opinion rules the world." The 15,000 is a chronicle of opinions I'd like to have more heft in the neighborhood. I've lived long enough to realize that silence has great value. I think it's the great growing space pregnant in the seed before it blooms. And then you talk.

Every month I'll be writing on a topic related to our films: production, distribution, exhibition. Or I'll follow inspiration, desperation and other burrs under the saddle to talk about cinema, art, society ... the gamut.

I'm hoping to hear your views. I only know my own and so I'm at a disadvantage. You are 15,000 and I am one. The only way we can make progress is if you are as candid as I try to be. If you make an honest effort to cut through the mist and tell the truths... read more

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