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For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, ktutino@wxxi.org, (585) 258-0253/259-5884

RIT Faculty Speakers Film Series Continues with “N0” and RIT Professor Howard Lester on April 15 at 6:50 p.m. at the Little Theatre

(Rochester, New York) April 12, 2013 – RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series, a partnership between the Little Theatre and Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation, presents “No” on Monday, April 15 at 6:50 p.m. at the Little. A discussion following the film will be led by Howard Lester, Professor and MFA Program Director of Film & Animation at RIT. Tickets for the screening are $5 as part of “The Little Theatre’s $5 Mondays.”

The RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series discussions are structured so both casual viewers and film enthusiasts have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the films in the series. The goal is to gain a better understanding of films—with behind-the-scenes stories and experiences or general analysis.

About Howard Lester:
Professor Lester spent 18 years in Los Angeles working in all aspects of film/video production, primarily as editor or director, and three years on the motion picture faculty of UCLA. His many personal films, including absurd comedies, documentaries, animations and experimental work, have received over 40 national and international awards and several are included in museum collections around the world. At RIT he teaches graduate classes in film and animation, and undergraduate classes in production.

About the Film “No”:  
When Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.

About the Little Theatre Film Society:
The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks. www.thelittle.org

About RIT:

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 17,500 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges as well as its Guide to 311 Green Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 names RIT as a ‘Best Buy,’ and The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes RIT among the “Great Colleges to Work For 2011.”

CALENDAR LISTING
RIT Faculty Speakers Film Series: Screening of “No” followed by a discussion lead by RIT School of Film and Animation Professor Howard Lester

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM, discussion to follow directly after the film.
Tickets: “The Little Theatre’s $5 Mondays”= $5 tickets


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The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks.

 

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