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Film Showcase will feature variety of genres

April 24, 2014

Some of the best short films created by Stephens College students will be screened this weekend at the annual Film Showcase.
Films will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with doors opening at 7 p.m. at the Macklanburg Playhouse on the Stephens College campus. It is free and open to the public.
The event will showcase a variety of films produced over the past year, including a few that were finalists in the Gimme Truth competition at True/False Film Festival.
“There are a mix of genres, from documentary to animation to drama and comedy—a real mix of films that will appeal to all tastes,” said Kerri Yost, an associate professor of digital filmmaking. “It’s a fast-moving showcase and the film screenings will show off the various talents of student work at all levels.”
In addition to senior films, short films from younger students will also be shown, giving audience members a glimpse of “new voices and perspectives,” Yost said.
Senior films include a drama by Jordan Laguna titled “Muffin Top” about a hidden eating disorder that threatens to tear childhood friends apart just as they’re graduating from college. And a sci-fi film from Florian Clunie titled “Exodus” is about a young woman who must choose between two mothers and two very different ways of life.
A Q&A session with senior filmmakers will follow the screenings.
In addition to student films, the department will also screen a short, giving a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Stephens Film Institute.

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