14th annual Student Film Festival to feature campus celebrity

Author: Shannon Chapla

The University of Notre Dame’s 14th annual Student Film Festival will be presented Jan. 23, 24, 25 and 27 (Thursday-Saturday and Monday) at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium.p. Admission is $4 and tickets are available at the LaFortune Student Center or by calling (574) 631-8128.p. Enhanced this year by the amateur acting skills of a popular Notre Dame personality?a surprise for the audience?the festival will exhibit the film and video work of students training for careers in film and television. Each film was completed as a component of the video and production courses offered by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre.p. Among this year’s films are the following:? “Billboard Liberation,” by Tim Ryan, a graduate student from Deephaven, Minn., and Adam Weltler, a senior from Algonquin, Ill., is a manifesto calling for the transformation of the commercial billboard.p. ? “Tangled up in Blue,” by Paul Ybarra, a graduate student from Pico Rivera, Calif., and Brian Galla, a 2002 graduate from Erie, Pa., is the story of a young, unemployed college graduate who’s wishing for?yet lacking?motivation.p. ? “How to Love Yourself,” by Taylor Romigh, a senior from Beloit, Ohio, and Dan Ackerman, a senior from Washington, Pa., is a self-help tape that self-destructs.p. ? “Two Boys,” by Chris Bannister, a senior from Moraga, Calif., and Liam Dacey, a junior from Centerville, Mass., is a seductive, musical fable which explores how television influences the sexual education of a teenaged boy and dramatically alters his personality.p. ? “Buckthorn Berry Pie,” by Scott Little, a senior from Stillwater, Minn., and Tom Griffin, a senior from Flourtown, Pa., explores the frustrations of an elderly man who has difficulties after the death of his wife, until she magically reappears.p. ? “Adam’s Puzzle,” by Todd Boruff, a junior from South Bend, and Andy Gomez, a senior from Hyattsville, Md., is a black-and-white film about a boy whose toy becomes a playground centerpiece.p.

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