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April 2016 Newsletter

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DEAR STUDENTS – Welcome back. This semester the Film and Video Studies Program has lined up a stellar series of events for you. Please do not opt to stay inside your dorm room when we have TROLL 2(October 8) and 12 O’CLOCK BOYS (October 22) in the house! Though I do not calculate happiness, I guarantee you that these events will seriously rock your world and bring looks of awe to your faces. You’ve probably heard how legendarily terrible TROLL 2 is.

Well now it’s time you live it. The film will be followed by a talk, Sublime Failure: The Lure of the Bad Film, by Jeffrey Sconce from Northwestern University. On October 22 Lotfy Nathan will be here to answer your questions following the screening of his award winning documentary 12 O’CLOCK BOYS at the Lafayette Theater. Also in this letter is a brief look into what some of you did this summer, alumni news, and details on how to get on board with two upcoming FVS events: FVS Scores, in which budding musicians get the opportunity to “score” 5-10 minutes from a recent movie (live on stage and in front of an audience) and the 15 Movie Fest, the first-ever film festival devoted to the surprisingly creative work of filmmakers aged 15 and younger.

We are currently canvasing the state trying to get middleschoolers to submit their work. Come join us: the more noteworthy this event will be, the greater will be the prestige of your FVS degree. Years from now people might be asking you “Hey, were you there when they held the 15 Movie Fest?” So email me ( Come work on your own future by helping the program become greater. And drop by my office anytime! Major thanks to Brandon Fulk for beginning and Kimberly Hunt for completing production on this newsletter. -Lance Duerfahrd Director of the Film and Video Studies Program

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