UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater Presents 2012 Alumni Film Series Jan. 31

Enjoy an exciting evening of films created by graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington at the annual UNCW Alumni Film Series on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theater.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Come enjoy an exciting evening of films created by graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington at the annual UNCW Alumni Film Series on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theater (located in the Fisher Student Center).

This year's event, presented by the Lumina Theater Projection Staff and coordinated by student projectionist Nathalie Fortunel, consists of short films and a feature length film, followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers. Admission is free.

To view the full Alumni Film Series schedule, visit www.uncw.edu/lumina . Films presented this year include:

Short Film: Reborn by Robert Barnett. This story centers on a woman living a dull and boring life, who exits into a forest where she will be reborn. This stylistic film features jewelry created by Barnett's sister.

Short Film: Jaded by Jon Ware.  This animated narrative is about a daredevil mouse who tries to take home cheese while a frisky cat is hot on his tail.

Short Film: Debris by Chelsea Catlin. This short narrative centers on the aftermath of 9/11, following a woman after she learns of her husband's death.

Short Film: Body of Work by Gabby Follett. This short documentary tells the story of Betty Dwyer, who uses a paint brush and a positive attitude to take on a world of adversity.

Short Film: The Cave by Shelby Treichler. A short, highly stylized narrative, this film plays with color palettes, saturation and intricate camera movements. It is a modern interpretation of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

Feature Film: Tearing Down the Tent by Michael Knox. UNCW graduates Ryan Haggerty and Martin Ramsey worked on this feature-length documentary that grants viewers a backstage pass to one of the largest traveling tent circuses in the world, the Cole Bros. Circus. The audience receives a behind-the-scenes look at the circus life, from the perspective of a single new employee working in the Moto-Globe of Death, performing as a clown, riding an elephant and working with camels. Through this journey, the film explores the real story behind one of America's most beloved pastimes.

Media contact:
Dana Fischetti, media relations manager, 910.632.3903 or fischettid@uncw.edu