2007 Student Film Festival to run Jan. 25 to 27

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will present its 18th annual Student Film Festival Jan. 25 to 27 (Thursday to Saturday) at 7 and 10p.m. each evening in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty and staff and $3 for students. Tickets are available by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting http://performingarts.nd.edu on the Web.

The approximately 115-minute presentation will exhibit 13 short features that represent the film and video work of Notre Dame students training for careers in film and television. Each film was completed in about two months as a component of intermediate and advanced film and video production courses offered by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre.

This year’s featured films include:

  • “Welcome to Snyderville,” a documentary about the political struggles of the small town of Roseland, Ind., by Jacob Imm, Mike Molenda and Noble Robinette;
  • “Loyal Daughters,” which documents the widely publicized campus debate over theatrical performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” by Monica Engel, Molly Miner and Kathleen Kudia;
  • SAGEWISE da Versatile 1,” a documentary on the efforts of a South Bend deliveryman hoping to make it big as a break dancer, by Edward Song;
  • “Yiayia and The Evil Eye,” which explores an old Greek folk saying that people with blue eyes are incapable of controlling their own powers and may, in fact, inadvertently put curses on others, by Katie Johnson and Tamara Gillings;
  • “Flipped,” in which filmmakers Lisa Goepfrich, Fabian Farias and Brandon Kusz examine the harassment of gay teens by their classmates;
  • “Stained Glass Ceiling,” which chronicles the true story of one woman’s desire to become a Catholic priest, by Emily Andreas and Rin Westcott;
  • “Adaptation,” by Trevor Park and Pacifico Soldati, an adaptation of the depression-era short story “Theft” by Katherine Anne Porter;
  • “My Rapist,” a stark film that follows three women to their therapist’s offices to talk for the first time about their experience as victims of rape, by Jean Milan and Rama Gottumukkala.

Other film titles in this year’s festival are “Unseen,” “666-7734,” “Shadow Boxing,” and “De Capo al Fine.” More information about the event is available on the Web at http://www.nd.edu/~ftt/

Contact: Ted Mandell, FTT, 574-631-6953, tmandell@nd.edu

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory at newsinfo.nd.edu on January 04, 2007.