A years worth of hard work from senior film majors will be celebrated at the end of term film screening events hosted by Pacific University’s Film Department throughout the month of May.
“We have eight senior film majors, so there will be eight films being shown,” said professor of Pacific’s media art program Jennifer Hardacker. “What’s really cool about having eight seniors with eight separate films is that they’re all so completely different from one another.”
Hardacker explained that half of the films from this year’s senior class are documentaries and that the other half are narratives, covering a wide array of different subjects and themes.
“One of the documentaries being shown will explore the world of vanity license plates, one will follow the lives of the filmmaker’s family and another will focus on the life of a film critic from the Portland area,” said Hardacker.
“Our narrative films include a thriller, a sweet kind of fantasy, a story about a young man who finds himself almost getting arrested and a very theatrical piece which takes place in this void with a booming voice that dictates the life of this man that lives in this void,” said Hardacker.
The total running time for both showings of the films will be an hour and forty five minutes with each film being shown ranging anywhere from five to twenty minutes long.
The first film screening will be at 6:30 p.m. May 13 in the Taylor Auditorium of Marsh Hall. The second film screening will be at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon.
“It’s a really neat thing that we do and we want to see more people come out,” said Hardacker.
All are welcome to attend the events and no tickets are required for either showing.