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Eight Wake Forest student films to be featured at screening

April 23, 2007

Eight films created by Wake Forest University students will be screened from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 26 in Annenberg Forum located in Carswell Hall, Room 111.  The screening is free and open to the public.

The films, created by communications and film studies students at Wake Forest, include narratives and documentaries on topics ranging from racism to immigration to Adderall use on college campuses.

The films include:

"The Other Side of the Sun” by Alex Creswick.  The narrative short film is about how life’s choices are not always as simple as they may seem.  Creswick was recently accepted into the Producers Program at the University of California at Los Angeles, which is one of the top graduate film study programs in the nation.

"Adderall:  An Underground College Addiction” by Kick Spuhler, Hyle Michus and Laura Klement.  The film explores the growing underground culture of Adderall use on college campuses.  Adderall is a prescription medication used for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

"Immigrating to the U.S.” by Ivan Rudnitsky.  Thefilm features Elena Rudnitsky, the filmmaker’s mother who describes the reasons why the Rudnitsky family immigrated to the U.S. and the process they went through. 

"Discussing Race Today” by Chloe Danielle Mexile, Katie Elizabeth Robey and Ching-Wan Yip.  The documentary focuses on people’s opinions on race in today’s society and what can be done to change those opinions.

"Ziggy’s” by Matt Anderson and Abby Hunter.  The film chronicles the significance of Ziggy’s, a local music venue, to the musical community.

"Power Vision” by Kristin Eberman, Kyle Heitman and Carrie Stephens.  The film is about a Wake Forest student’s experience as a member of the university rowing team and the USRowing National Adaptive team, in which he competed in a worldwide competition.

"RE: Next” by Sam Smartt and Julie Hunter.  The documentary highlights the evolution and culmination of a collaborative, performance-based media production titled “RE: Next” by Lynn Book, and also looks at Book’s “Wild Ideas” class.

"Girl Crazy” by Dan Li.  The film is about a young man’s experience with second chances.  It is one of two narrative short films featured at the screening.

The event is sponsored by the communication department and the film studies program.  A reception will be held following the screening.

For more information, call (336) 758-3892.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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