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Silver Screen Film Festival on Campus This Friday

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Silver Screen Film Festival on Friday, April 18, starting at 5:00 p.m. in Perry Quad (rain location: Campbell Student Union Fireside Lounge). The free event, funded by United Students Government through the mandatory student activity fee, includes food and live music followed by 16 films, which begin airing about 8:00 p.m.

Eight students and faculty members submitted films, including assistant professors Meg Knowles and Lou Rera from the Communication Department. Knowles will show Walk, “a documentation of personal change and reflection on attentiveness in a difficult relationship, shot on film over three months in 2006.” Rera will show Mr. Muzzy, “flash fiction about a disgruntled social worker who goes berserk.” The festival also includes a 90-minute feature, In Debt We Trust, by Danny Schechter, a documentary filmmaker from New York City.

Marcus Scott, a junior studying journalism, is the event’s lead organizer. He spearheaded a smaller but similar festival last year, wanting to mirror his high school film club experiences in Albany, New York. For his outstanding contributions to campus life, the President’s Council on Equity and Campus Diversity will award Scott the 2008 Phillip Santa Maria Award for Student Leadership on May 1.

“I wanted to bring something different to campus, and do something unprecedented,” said Scott. “Our student organization, the Silver Screen Association, is excited to see people’s thoughts projected on screen.”