Mont Alto Film Project feature film, 'Two Days Back,' set to premiere

The Mont Alto Film Project will premiere its student-run, low-budget motion picture, "Two Days Back," (IMDB:, on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Capitol Theatre Center at 159 S. Main Street in Chambersburg, Pa. The film was written and made in its entirety by a handful of undergraduate students and Kevin Boon, faculty advisor, at Penn State Mont Alto as part of a four-semester practicum in filmmaking. 

“It was designed to provide students with hands-on experience to result in real-world achievement,” said Boon, associate professor of English. “In this case, a legitimate, independent low-budget film was completed and will have its debut.”

"Two Days Back" is described as a mystery with traces of horror. The story centers on Emma, a young woman who had been lost for two days in the woods as a child. She remembered nothing of the ordeal until years later when accompanying a group of environmental students to catch forestry students suspected of illegal foresting. After people go missing, the groups join forces and Emma comes face-to-face with the dark mystery of her past.

Tickets are available for two showings at the Capitol Theatre box office. The first showing is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; the second at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets are $10 per person with panel discussions immediately following both showings where audience members may interact with the actors and filmmakers. Additionally, the filmmakers and actors will meet and greet attendees at a pre-showing reception (Nov. 18 only); the reception and show price is $25. Proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Valley Film Club and the Capitol Theatre.

Additional materials and photographs are available at For an event press pass or additional information, contact Kristie Fry at Boon and Mont Film Project participants are available to interview by request.


Last Updated October 31, 2011