• EMMY® Nominated

    California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown nominated for a Northern California EMMY® in the Documentary category.


    New Educational DVD with Bonus Features

    This robust DVD package includes the 86 minute and 56 minute versions of the film, plus bonus shorts, and a Free online curriculum guide.

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  • Broadcast and Booking

    The film was broadcast on public television across the country in over fifty cities including: New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and throughout California. Upcoming Screenings | Book a Screening


    The New York Times Interviews Director Sascha Rice!

    Writer Adam Nagourney describes Pat Brown as "an almost unimaginably consequential governor during a vibrant era of California history..." Go read it!

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    Educational Reviews

    "CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND is a highly recommended purchase for every library in California and any university with government and/or American history departments." - C. Lewis, American University Library, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA REVIEWS ONLINE (EMRO)


In the turbulent 1960s, an ordinary man rose to face extraordinary challenges and powerfully shaped the future of modern California. Told from his granddaughter's perspective, a dynamic American dream story unfolds in this unique portrait of Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown — "the Godfather of Modern California." Award‑winning filmmaker Sascha Rice creates an intimate, inside look at a California icon, the father of Governor Jerry Brown — and the making of a political dynasty.

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