Alumnae/i in the film industry spoke at a reunion panel on June 7, 2014, about their work and experiences, which range from producing feature films to editing television commercials, art direction to documentary filmmaking. Justin Bull, of the visual arts department, moderated the panel and screened clips of their work to a full audience at the Moriarty field house.
At reunion, Robin Alden ’69 was presented the 2014 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the depth of her work with fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond, and as co-founder of the Penobscot East Resource Center. Her full remarks at the ceremony on June 7 follow.
A 2014 reunion panel sparked powerful conversations: Four women, representing classes from the 1960s through the 90s, drew a packed audience (and cheers from their respective classmates) bright and early on Saturday morning of reunion weekend. The topic of conversation focused on women and power: Who has it, and who wants it? Panelists’ responses varied over industry and generation, but one universal truth revealed itself: Even as our firsthand experiences with the concept of power vary widely, we are intrigued by the conversations about it.
Mark Berger '06 joined the producers and directors of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" onstage at the Tony Awards on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall as they accepted the 2014 award for best revival of a musical. Berger is the Associate Producer for "Hedwig," a rock musical that tells the story of an East German transgendered singer.
Sebastian Junger '80 has produced and directed a new film, Korengal, bringing a new perspective to the work that began with his 2011 Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. While Restrepo focused on the combat experience of soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan, Korengal sets out to describe what war feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it.