Penn Alumni Film Festival at Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend

Penn Alumni is proud to present the 2013 Penn Alumni Film Festival Lineup! Join fellow alumni, faculty, and students for a weekend of film screenings and panel discussions. Space is limited, advanced registration is encouraged.

Friday, 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Film Sound: The evolution of the subversive art of sound in movies

Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room, 249 South 36th Street

Co-curators David Novack, ENG’86, PennDesign faculty and documentary filmmaker and   Nancy Levy Novack, C’87, PennDesign faculty and Emmy award winning film editor, will share turning points in film sound’s history. Clips will be shared and the floor will be open to robust discussion.


Friday, 5 PM – 5:30 PM

Penn Alumni Film Festival Reception

Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room, 249 South 36th Street

Don’t miss the chance to meet the student filmmakers and network with alumni in the film industry.


Friday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Student Film Shorts 

Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room, 249 South 36th Street

Join fellow alumni and students for a screening of five short films, each written, directed and produced by current Penn students, ranging in genre from drama and documentary to animation and experimental.


Saturday, 5:45 PM – 8 PM

Head Games, The Film 

 Claudia Cohen Hall, G17 Class of 1969 Lecture Room, 249 South 36th Street

Head Games exposes viewers to one of the leading public health issues of our time, concussion. The film features several of Penn’s leading scientists and clinicians interested in providing evidence-based treatments and improving the lives of those who have experienced lasting effects from a traumatic brain injury. Stick around after the documentary for a panel discussion with medical experts.


Saturday, 8:30 PM
Feature film: The premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Location to be determined
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Rita Barnard, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn, will introduce the film. To date, she has published two books: The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance and Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place. She is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela (forthcoming in 2014, in time for the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy) and is working sporadically on a series of essays on apartheid education.

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