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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

The Creative Process: Journeys in Filmmaking II

Moderated by George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers, featuring Eric Latek, award-winning writer/director/cinematographer; Armen Garo, actor (“Gotham,” “The Departed,” The Sopranos,” “The Brotherhood,” “Vinyl,” “American Hustle”) and Michael Grando, actor (“The Tonight Show”).

Tonight, Erick Latek will share the back-story on his most recent film. “The Shivoring” will be screened andthere will be Q&A with the actors who brought his vision to life.

The Creative Process: Journeys in Filmmaking

As audience members, we consume media on a constant basis whether in traditional forms such as motion picture theatres and television to smart devices, laptops or Ipads. Where do the films we see and the stories that compose them come from? What is the inspiration that spurs their creation? Meet three people who are actively involved in the film industry. Learn about their creative journeys and their drivers which keep them moving forward in an art form that fulfills and nurtures their passion. The program includes a screening of the Award-winning film “Spit Ticket” by guest panelist, Alfred Thomas Catalfo. RWU Professor George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers, moderates.

 "Split Ticket" directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo: In 1947, newly-minted congressmen and future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events described in 'Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America' by Chris Matthews.

The Creative Process: The Relationship Between Film and Music

The most celebrated movies are unimaginable without their iconic music and sound design: “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Casablanca,” “E.T.” Without the auditory effect behind such films, their impact is greatly diminished. The music and sound help carry the emotion of scenes, and help tie a film together. There is an important marriage that exists between the filmmaker and music composer/sound designer. How do the two worlds communicate during both pre-production and post-production? Music Composer/Sound Designer Mauro Colangelo will discuss the nature of the collaboration between the visual and auditory forms. Showing various examples of the current films he is working on Mauro will discuss the aesthetic of how music cues are created. Furthermore, he will present scenes both with and without music/sound design in order to illustrate that a film is not complete until visuals bind with sound.

Join us for a discussion moderated by RWU Professor George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers featuring composer, Mauro Colangelo.

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Twenty-First Century Slavery: Human Trafficking"

In collaboration, RWU presents a screening of the film “Flesh: Bought and Sold In The U.S.," a documentary about human trafficking followed by a panel discussion consisting of members from Providence Police Department, Day One, and Family Services of Rhode Island. The program will take place on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the School of Law (Room 283). This is an excellent opportunity for the campus community to come together and learn more about the events that occur daily and in our own backyards of Rhode Island. The act of trafficking occurs more frequently and closer to home than we may think. By building awareness we will be able to know the signs of trafficking and know how to report these crimes to the appropriate people.

RWU Tournées French Film Festival: "Phantom Boy"

Roger Williams University (RWU) presents the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme this year is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place from April 3-8 and will be free to the general public and campus community. The RWU Tournées French Film Festival was made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes French culture through grants and special projects in arts and education.

RWU Tournées French Film Festival: Francophone Film Festival

Roger Williams University (RWU) presents the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme this year is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place from April 3-8 and will be free to the general public and campus community. The RWU Tournées French Film Festival was made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes French culture through grants and special projects in arts and education.

RWU Tournées French Film Festival: "Eastern Boys"

Roger Williams University (RWU) presents the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme this year is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place from April 3-8 and will be free to the general public and campus community. The RWU Tournées French Film Festival was made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes French culture through grants and special projects in arts and education.

RWU Tournées French Film Festival: "May Allah Bless France!"

Roger Williams University (RWU) presents the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme this year is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place from April 3-8 and will be free to the general public and campus community. The RWU Tournées French Film Festival was made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes French culture through grants and special projects in arts and education.

RWU Tournées French Film Festival: "Rififi"

Roger Williams University (RWU) presents the Fifth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme this year is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place from April 3-8 and will be free to the general public and campus community. The RWU Tournées French Film Festival was made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit that promotes French culture through grants and special projects in arts and education.