By Bailey Cummings
Last Thursday, Feb. 6, Austrian filmmaker Nina Messinger’s documentary “H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters” was screened in the Campus Center Auditorium.
The screening was part of a month-long late-night program being put on by Campus Center Management.
“There was a push for management to include more late-night programming here and my knee-jerk reaction was to have a dance party in the Campus Center and I went so far as to kind of lay it out and plan it a little bit but it really didn’t fly so much,” said Leon Ferri, a graduate assistant with Campus Center Management. “So this was my second idea and everybody was really on board with it!”
Connections staff and student technical staff are helping with various aspects of holding the screenings, popping popcorn outside of the auditorium and setting up beverage tables. The month-long event is financed by Campus Management.
“This is just a pilot program,” Ferri said. “It’s the first time so around finals in December I kind of rangled all these producers to let me show their films and rented this beautiful space out.”
Ferri, who is the curator and presenter of the late-night documentary screening program, viewed all of the selected films before creating the program.
“I reached out to a few producers of documentaries who were willing to allow us to show their films and everybody was very excited about it,” he said.
Upcoming screenings will include “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” on Feb. 13, “The Right to Harm” with Professor emeritus Gary Klepel holding a question and answer segment on Feb. 20 and “Tribal Radio” on Feb. 27 to wrap up the program.
For more information on the Thursday night documentary screenings in the Campus Center, check out https://myinvolvement.org/organization/ccm/events.