Award-winning filmmaker Melissa Thompson to speak March 24
March 17, 2011
The Department of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech presents "An Evening with Melissa Thompson," an award-winning filmmaker, film editor, and activist.
The screening and question-and-answer session will take place March 24 at 7 p.m. in The Lyric Theatre.
During the event, Thompson will screen selected short documentaries, including those on Irish women's rights created while a Fulbright fellow, and her award-winning "Like A Ship In The Night" about the experiences of women traveling to England for secret abortions.
Thompson, who is based in North Carolina, has screened her work at festivals across the U.S. and abroad, including Women in the Director's Chair, the Dallas Video Festival, Frameline, and the Cork Film Festival. She has bene broadcast on public television, and also worked as a videographer and editor on major independent documentaries such as "Desire" by the Teenage Girls Documentary Project, which was directed by Julie Gustafson, and "By Invitation Only," directed by Rebecca Snedeker.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, or the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street, and the Perry Street/Prices fork lots.