Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 11/24/99

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College film and video students will present their latest work in a semi-annual film and video screening, according to Jay Craven, independent filmmaker and Marlboro College professor. The event, which will include films of all genres, will take place at 7:30 p.m. December 9 in the College's Whittemore Theater.

The line-up of students will feature: Angie Allyn, Lee Collyer, Ashley Flagg, Brad Heck, Rachael Frank, Max Parker, Kurt Roderick, Alan Rosenblith, Matt Spencer, Carrie Sterr, Kira Wood, Kermit Woods, Dan Worthing, and Ben Zeman.

The range of subject areas may include homeless women in Vermont, ethics of documentary photography during a crisis, poverty, gender roles, the Marlboro community, biographies, and a musical film based on a rendition of a Joni Mitchell tune.

Craven, who is also the artistic director of Kingdom County Productions, has film credits that include High Water (1989), Where the Rivers Flow North (1994), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1998), and In Jest (1999). He attributes his filmmaking success to focusing on the same basics he teaches in the classroom - writing and directing. "I'm working to build a cross-collaborative film program that draws on Marlboro's impressive resources of filmmakers, actors, musicians, writers, photographers, and visual artists," he says.

The event is free and open to the public. Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, contact Marlboro College at (802) 257-4333.

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