“Face.Age,” a multimedia installation featuring cross-generational encounters, co-directed by Andrew Belser, professor of theater at Penn State, won Wake Forest University’s Short Film Competition as part of its Aging Re-Imagined symposium. The project is co-directed by filmmaker David Monahan. Portions of “Face.Age” will be screened at the symposium at Wake Forest on March 18.
The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced its fall 2015 session options.
The Penn State Student Farm Initiative will host a free screening of "Food Chains," a documentary about Florida farm workers, at 6:30 p.m. April 21 in the Paterno Library Foster Auditorium. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Penn State Berks will host a screening of the film The Muslims Are Coming! as part of the cultural events portion of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
For most faculty members at Penn State, the Golden Globes are an awards show they might watch or read about the next day. For theater professor and actor Richard Robichaux, however, the 2015 awards mean much more. Robichaux appears in the critically lauded movie "Boyhood," which was nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe for Best Picture.
The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer a variety of workshops for six weeks from Apr. 7-May 15. Additionally, two new workshops, Acting for Film and Creating Ceramic Vessels and Raku Firing, will be offered in April. All instructors are Penn State adjunct faculty for the campus’ growing art program and bring a wealth of artistic experiences to the program.
Larry McConkey, one of the most respected film stars you've probably never heard of, will share his experience with the Penn State Lehigh Valley community at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, in room 302.
The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer a variety of workshops for six weeks from Jan. 13 to Feb. 20. All instructors are Penn State adjunct faculty for the campus’ growing art program and bring a wealth of artistic experiences to the program.
Penn State Law is hosting a screening of "The Memphis 13: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement's Smallest Pioneers" at 5 p.m. Feb. 11, in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, and the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa. The public is welcome and a discussion will follow in both locations.
The film features interviews with 13 African-American students who, in 1961, walked into what had been an all-white school in Memphis, Tenn. The documentary also includes interviews with their families as well as students, teachers and leaders who lived through the experience.
Alumnus Andrew Kevin Walker graduated from the film program at Penn State in 1986 and eventually moved to Los Angeles where he has written the screenplays for and otherwise been involved in some big hits, ranging from "Seven" with Brad Pitt, "Sleepy Hollow" with Johnny Depp, "8MM" with Nicolas Cage and "The Wolfman" with Benicio Del Toro. His on-screen acting credits include Dead Man in his first big movie, "Seven," and the role of Sleepy Neighbor in "Panic Room." Walker, who can be found on Twitter at @andykevinwalker, was back on campus recently to talk with current Penn State film students about the business and his career and he offered to answer some questions for us.
The public is invited to attend a free screening of "The Kite Runner," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the auditorium of the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building. An open discussion with the audience will follow the film. The award-winning film from 2007 is based on author Khaled Hosseini's debut novel of the same name. The book and film tell the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who befriends Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.
For information about the event or the Diversity Committee, contact Robin Schreck, coordinator of student activities and residence life, firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-773-3947.
A documentary produced by two Penn State undergraduate students has provided a boost to a nonprofit group that strives to improve the lives of feral, stray and free-roaming cats in Centre County, Pa.
More than a dozen films produced by students in the College of Communications at Penn State will be screened during the Blue and White Film Festival on Thursday, April 28, at the State Theatre in State College.
On Sunday, April 25, the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State held a ceremony and reception to honor recipients of the 2010 Stand Up Award and finalists in the Ethics Film/Video Competition.
More than a dozen films produced by upperclassmen in the College of Communications will be screened during the Penn State Student Film Festival, which begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the State Theatre in State College, Pa.