Student film 'Two Days Back' to premiere in State College on April 13

March 19, 2012

"Two Days Back," (IMDB:, the low-budget motion picture made entirely by students of the Mont Alto Film Project, will debut in State College, Pa., at The State Theatre for three showings on Friday, April 13. Tickets are available online ($8 admission; $6 for students and seniors) for showings at 4, 7:30 and 10 p.m.

The film 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.

The film was written and made in its entirety by a handful of undergraduate students and their faculty adviser, Kevin Boon, at Penn State Mont Alto as part of a four-semester practicum in filmmaking (2009-10 through 2010-11 academic years).

“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.”

"Two Days Back" first debuted at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa., in November 2011. It also has been shown in Gettysburg, Pa. Additional materials and photographs are available at For additional information, contact Kristie Fry at Boon and Mont Film Project participants are available to interview by request.

  • 'Two Days Back' is a low-budget motion picture made entirely by students of the Mont Alto Film Project.

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Last Updated March 28, 2012