Two faculty to give joint talk on reality and movies

Author: Megan Connelly


University of Notre Dame faculty members Ted Mandell and James Seckinger will make a joint presentation titled “Truth, Reality and Advocacy: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11and ‘The Passion of the Christ” at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 13) in the Notre Dame Law School Moot Courtroom. Sponsored by the Law School, the talk is free and open to the public.p. Mandell and Seckinger will discuss viewer expectations of each film and how a preconceived notion of what is “realistic” shapes interpretations of the films. They also will focus on expectations placed on documentaries and how they affect their interpretation.p. Mandell received his bachelors degree from Notre Dame and his masters from the University of Iowa. He teaches film and video production in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, specializing in digital post-production, and also writes a regular column on the media for the Indianapolis Star.p. Seckinger, a professor of law, earned his law degree from Notre Dame, where he served as articles editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for 15 years, he teaches and writes in the areas of deposition techniques, evidence, professional responsibility and trial advocacy.p. _Contact: Ted Mandell, 574-631-6953, James Seckinger, 574-631-4844, _ p.

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