Juniors in Wright State University’s acclaimed Motion Pictures program will premiere short documentary films during the annual DOC NIGHT. This year DOC NIGHT will feature 17 short documentary films screened over two hours with an intermission.
A questions-and-answer session with the students will be held after the screening. Many documentaries screened at past DOC NIGHTs have gone onto play at film festivals around the country.
“Motion Pictures juniors in the Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures Department have spent the past semester creating a collection of short documentary films exploring stories that make an impact in our community and beyond”; said Kyle Wilkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Wilkinson is the lead advisor and instructor for these projects and is himself a graduate of Wright State’s Motion Pictures program.
Department Chair, Joe Deer, said “These short films often tell deeply human stories about people in our community that many of us may have encountered, or whose amazing stories come as a complete surprise. The evening offers a wide range of voices – from deeply personal and thought provoking to humorous and quirky, and they’re always very well-crafted. DOC NIGHT is one of the two annual events that give Dayton audiences a chance to celebrate the work of these emerging filmmakers. This year, it’ll be online and available to everyone at home.” Past DOC NIGHT filmmakers have gone on to win Emmy and Academy Awards. So, this may be your chance to see future award winners.
This is a free screening and takes place on Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30-9:00 pm with an encore showing on Thursday Dec. 10th from 6:30-9:00pm. The films will stream live on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/wsudocnight2020 . Simply click on the link and you will be directed to the screening. No signing-up required.