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NewsJay Craven's Film Selected For National Project

Marlboro, Vt.—Marlboro College film professor Jay Craven and his latest narrative film, Disappearances have been selected to participate in the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 20/20 project.

“Given the tense state of international relations, I applaud the American Film Institute’s new cultural exchange initiative and I’m pleased to participate,” said director Craven. “This will provide an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas with other filmmakers and share my new film with audiences I’d never normally get to meet.”

One of the largest and longest running film festivals, AFI created Project 20/20, as part of a “Global Cultural Initiative” program announced September 25th by First Lady Laura Bush. Eight U.S. and 11 international filmmakers and films will participate in workshops, seminars, and screenings of their films in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, New York and other U.S. cities.

AFI described Disappearances as “Palpable, intimate and magical with the vivid textures of rural outback life, Craven’s delightfully simple narrative operates on powerful metaphorical levels.”

14 Marlboro College students and alumni worked to create Disappearances, starring Kris Kristofferson, Charlie McDermott and Genevieve Bujold.

Disappearances is scheduled to screen at the AFI Fest on Monday and Tuesday, November 6th and 7th in Los Angeles.

The film will also be screened as part of the Northampton Film Festival on November 8th at 8:00 p.m. in the Academy of Music Theater.

For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or log on to our Web site and click on the “News” link.

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