Reynolda Film Festival schedule announced

Reynolda Film Festival 2015


Monday, April 20


Somnath Sen, with screening of film Gora (*FILM STUDIES FUNDED)

Venue: ZSR Library Auditorium (4th Floor)

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Partners: Wake Forest Department of Film Studies

Description: A Bollywood director with Hollywood training, Somnath Sen brings a unique perspective on film to share with Wake Forest students as well as the wider community. He brings not only his presence but also one of his films, Gora.


Tuesday, April 21


Somnath Sen class visit – Media Theory & Criticism (*FILM STUDIES FUNDED)

Venue: Carswell 005

Time: 9:30 A.M.

Partners: Wake Forest Department of Film Studies

Description: Somnath Sen will discuss Bollywood and narrative traditions with Dr. Mary Dalton’s seminar on film theory and criticism.


Somnath Sen class visit – Advanced Media Production (*FILM STUDIES FUNDED)

Venue: ZSR Mac Lab

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Partners: Wake Forest Department of Film Studies

Description: Somnath Sen will discuss filmmaking with and answer questions from the students of Professor Stokes Piercy’s advanced media production course.


Micro Matters (*RFF/DFP Students- no cost)

Venue: Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Description: This program, proposed and overseen by two DFP students, will present a curated selection of 30 second to 2 minute short films created by Wake Forest students in response to issues of racism, diversity, and inclusion on campus.


Wednesday, April 22


Panel – “Breaking Into the Industry” (presented with OPCD, reception courtesy of IPLACe)

Venue: Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall
Time: 4:00 P.M.

Partner: Office of Personal and Career Development

Description: From the creation of a film to getting the finished product to market, the film industry offers any number of career opportunities. We hope to showcase a wide range of people making a living in the business from production to distribution to exhibition. We also intend to ensure the panel reflects a number of diverse viewpoints and experiences in order to reflect the many different paths and obstacles that might be faced. Pending availability of panelists who work in the creative aspects of film, class visits or small group sessions can be arranged.

Reception: Following event at location TBD, courtesy of IPLACe


Screening – The Mask You Live In (presented with Z. Smith Reynolds Library, reception courtesy of Residence Life & Housing)

Venue: Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Partner: Residence Life & Housing, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Description: Working with discussion guides and a curriculum provided by The Representation Project, RL&H, RAs, and Faculty Fellows will create a discussion around the screening of “The Mask You Live In,” a documentary about the performance of masculinity in today’s culture. A faculty member TBD will help introduce the film and start the dialogue. Those interested can stay for a brief faculty panel discussion, compiled from representatives of relevant departments, following the screening.

Reception: Coffee and desserts, catered by Aramark


Thursday, April 23


Screening – The Hunting Ground (presented with Wake Forest Panhellenic Council) with post-screening Q&A by director Kirby Dick (presented with the Provost/President’s Office)

Venue: Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Partners: Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Panhellenic Council

Description: Kirby Dick received an Oscar nomination for tackling the hot-button issue of sexual assault in the military with his documentary “The Invisible War.” Now, he’s taking a look at sexual assault on college campuses with his latest film, “The Hunting Ground.” Fresh from rapturous acclaim at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, we will host a screening and then have Kirby Dick on hand to further elaborate on the film and answer questions from the crowd.

Reception: Following event, courtesy of IPLACe


Saturday, April 25


“Coffee Talk” – RiverRun jurors (RiverRun no cost)

Venue: TBD

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Partner: RiverRun International Film Festival

Description: Pending announcement of the RiverRun’s 2015 jurors, the Reynolda Film Festival will make two esteemed industry professionals available for discussion with interested students on the Wake Forest campus.


“Coffee Talk” – Film Festivals (RiverRun no cost)

Venue: TBD

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Partner: RiverRun International Film Festival

Description: Interested students will be invited to attend a “coffee talk” with programmers and staff from other festivals in town for RiverRun. Confirmed attendees include representatives from the Chicago Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and AFI Docs Festival. (Awaiting confirmation on a programmer from the Virginia Film Festival.)


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