Film Studies Hosts Independent Filmmaker Series

The Wesleyan Film Studies Department and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are hosting the 2010 Independent Filmmaker Series through April 29.

The series features a different film and guest speaker every week. The program consists of a diverse array of films and speakers which showcase the very best in contemporary independent cinema.

All shows in the series begin at 8 p.m. in the Center for Film Studies’ Goldsmith Family Cinema. They are free of charge and open to the public.

April 8: Writer/director Courtney Hunt will speak after a viewing of her film, Frozen River.

April 15: Writer/director/producer Jason Reitman will speak after a viewing of his film, Up in the Air.

April 22: Director Miguel Arteta ’89 will speak after a viewing of his film, Youth in Revolt.

April 29: Producer Sadia Shepard ’97 will speak after a viewing of the film, The September Issue.

Writer and director Sam Fleischner ’06 was the April 1 guest. He spoke about this film, Wah Do Dem, which won the Best Dramatic Feature Award at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

For more information, contact Joyce Heidorn at 860-685-2220 or David Laub at 860-685-2125.