Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the fourth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27.
The festival begins at 7 p.m. and features a range of short works as well as three senior-thesis film projects written, directed and produced by students from the Motion Picture and Television Production Program and starring performers from the School of Stage and Screen.
“This event is the highlight of our season because it showcases our entire student body’s skills encompassing directing, writing, acting, cinematography, design and production skills, culminating in a fascinating and eclectic mix of student films,” said Thomas Salzman, director of the School of Stage and Screen.
The first senior-thesis film, “Moses Cove,” is set in the Appalachian Mountains and conveys the story of a man forced to make an important moral decision in a way that offers a poignant view of responsibility and ethics.
The second, “Crossroads,” is set in Asheville and centers on a woman who must choose between having the career of her dreams and being with the man that she loves.
The third is a documentary about Cullowhee that captures the community’s past, present and future in the context of its beauty and history.
The festival will run for approximately two hours and will be followed by a reception.
Admission is $10 cash only at the door. Proceeds and donations benefit the Motion Picture Student Project Fund.
For more information, contact Leah Thomas, senior from Lilburn, Ga., majoring in motion picture and television production and student organizer of the festival, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the School of Stage and Screen at 828-227-7491.