SMAD Double Feature - Films by SMAD Professors O'Connor & Grundmann

Posted by SMAD March 6, 2013

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Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

SMAD is pleased to present screenings of two films produced by SMAD professors. All are invited to attend the free screenings at Court Square Theater (downtown Harrisonburg) on March 24th at 3:00 p.m.

Professor Tom O'Connor's film, which will air nationally on PBS on March 29th, is a documentary on the British novelist Graham Greene. Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene is a portrait of Greene, a British spy, doubting Catholic and manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best-sellers, including The Quiet American, Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Third Man. The film is narrated by famed British actor Derek Jacobi.

See below for a 30-second preview of the film.

The FarminatorThe Farminator

SMAD professor Mike Grundmann's latest documentary, The Farminator, tells the story of a local farmer who survived two horrific accidents and keeps farming at age 74. The 18-minutes film has won awards at the Blue Ridge and River's Edge film festivals. The Farminator is broadcast periodically by Harrisonburg PBS affiliate WVPT as part of its "Virginia Farming" series. It is also broadcast nationwide on a rural network serving farming communities, and will be distributed to educational markets.

Doors open at 2:30 with screenings beginning at 3:00. The event is hosted by the James Madison University School of Media Arts & Design and will be hosted by SMAD Director Steve Anderson. The filmmakers will be present and will talk briefly about their projects and take questions from the audience.

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