Beginning Thursday, October 10, Southern Utah University’s English Department will be hosting its first ever Film Festival. The festival will play a variety of films that aren’t often featured in movie theaters, selected by Dr. Todd Petersen and Dr. Kyle Bishop.
“With this festival, we’d like to create a tribe of people who just love movies,” said Dr. Todd Petersen, professor of English at SUU. “We want to make it easy for students interested in film to connect with others on campus.”
The festival will run four weeks in October, including the 31st. All screenings are located in the Sharwan Smith theater, free of cost, and open to the public. A Q & A session will follow each film.
October 10 at 7:00 p.m.
A film by David Lean, released in 1962
October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
A film by Wes Anderson, released in 2014
October 24 at 7:00 p.m. Student Choice Night
For this night, a social media upvote will be held on the English Department’s social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) the week of October 14. The film choices include….
- A film by Michael Curtiz, released in 1942
- A film by David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, and Perce Pearce, released in 1937
- A film by Richard Kelly, released in 2001
October 31 at 7:00 p.m. Stranger Things Sources Halloween Double Feature
Halloween Night will be a special double feature with two films that inspired the Netflix hit show, Stranger Things.
- A film by Christian Nyby, released in 1951
- A film by John Carpenter, released in 1982
For more information, film titles, or to join the mailing list, email Alyson King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Robert Petersen Professor of English
Specializing in formal structures of visual storytelling, creative writing, film theory, and aesthetics