Woods Laboratories: Blackman Auditorium
April 10, 2019
On April 10th, guest film director, Jen Gerber, will be visiting Sewanee for the first time. There will be a screening of her most recent feature film, THE REVIVAL, in Blackman Auditorium on Wednesday, April 10th at 4:30p.m..
Her biography is below:
A native of Arkansas, Jen Gerber built her film career in Chicago before completing an MFA in writing and directing from Columbia University in New York. She recently released her debut feature film THE REVIVAL with a theatrical run in Los Angeles and digital distribution on all the major streaming platforms. The film received a jury special mention at NewFest for “outstanding performances” and The Hollywood Reporter called the film “riveting”. Jen freelanced for over a decade as a writer & director for a variety of commercial production companies in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. As a 1st assistant director Jen worked with James Franco on The Sound and the Fury and Black Dog Red Dog starring Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Wilde and Chloe Sevigny, 2 seasons of Rick Bayless’ Mexico One Plateat a Time, along with many commercials and short films. Jen taught film at the university level for many years at Columbia College Chicago and spent four years as a tenure track professor at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to university teaching, she was the Creative Director at The School of Creative and Performing Arts in Los Angeles & New York for six years. Her films have played at Palm Springs Short Film Festival, Champs-Elysees Film Festival, Outfest, NewFest, BFI Flare, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, VGIK Moscow, Boston International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, Tropfest NY and Tropscore Australia, Love Your Shorts, DGA-LA, Big Screen Film Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair. Her directing awards include Regional Finalist for Student Academy Awards, Princess Grace Award, VGIK Best Student Program Award, Tropfest 2013 Finalist as well as receiving the “Indie Soul” award at the Boston International Film Festival. Jennifer is currently the Executive Director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the longest running all documentary film festival in North America.
The trailer of her latest film, THE REVIVAL, can be seen here.
This screening will be free and open to the public. Come for a chance to speak with the director of the film!
Contact theatre Prof. Raymond McAnally for further details.