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Next week, on Tuesday, October 17, at 7pm in the School of Design's soundstage, director Theo Anthony will screen his debut feature documentary Rat Film. Mr. Anthony will be on campus from Monday, October 16, through Wednesday, October 18, talking to our students about his career.

Students in the Film & Moving Image (FMI) first-year seminar created memory rocks, marked with inspirational movie quotes, for Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as part of Stevenson's annual Mustangs Make a Difference Day, held last Friday, September 29. Pictured, above, are some of the students hard at work, and in the bottom right is FMI Chair Christopher Llewellyn Reed showing the rocks in their new home in one of the hospital's outdoor courtyards, where he delivered them earlier today. Click on the above photo to be taken to more like it.

Last night at the Creative Alliance in downtown Baltimore, as part of the annual "Best of Baltimore" showcase, three members of the Film & Moving Image class of 2017 – Chris Hessler, Rachel Pollock and Morgan Taylor – screened their senior-thesis projects, along with the work of students from other Baltimore-area institutions. Below is a photo of all who came out, including the directors and their faculty supervisor, Chris Ernst.

The Department of Film & Moving Image is proud to announce that our Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence will be Baltimore filmmaker Theo Anthony, whose new documentary Rat Film opens September 15 at the Parkway Theatre. Mr. Anthony will be on site from Monday, October 16, through Wednesday, October 18, visiting classes and interacting with students. On Tuesday, October 17, at 7pm, in the Soundstage (SD101), we will screen Rat Film for the Stevenson community, followed by a Q&A with Anthony, with a light reception at 6pm in the lobby of that building. Admission is free to all attendees.

Theo Anthony (b. 1989) is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker currently based in Baltimore, MD. His work been featured by the The Atlantic, Vice, BBC World News, and other international media outlets. His films have received premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, SXSW, and Anthology Film Archives. In 2015, he was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. His first feature, RAT FILM, debuted at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival to critical acclaim, with Richard Brody of the New Yorker calling it “one of the most extraordinary, visionary inspirations in the recent cinema”. RAT FILM will be distributed domestically by Cinema Guild and internationally by Visit Films.

Next week, on Wednesday, September 13, the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, in downtown Baltimore, will screen two films by Stevenson FMI Class of 2017 students: Black Bath, by Chris Hessler; and 1 in 5, by Rachel Pollock and Morgan Taylor. You may find information about tickets here: http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/5th-annual-best-baltimore-student-film-festival

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