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Hampshire at Cannes

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hampshire College graduate Josh Weissbach 05F and Media Services Technician Matthew Newman will screen films at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival's Court Métrage, or "Short Film Corner."

The Hunting of Wayne
Newman's film, The Hunting of Wayne, a 30-minute poetic character study of a man living his last days with Huntington's Disease, combines main character Wayne's voiceover flashbacks with filmmaker Newman's poetic writing about the loss of his first child, all immersed in a plot of another man's failure to become a vampire.

Calle 27 No. 1016
Weissbach's four-minute film, Calle 27 No. 1016, is described on the Court Métrage website as "a cinematic love song, (that) considers the recollected images of a foreign landscape from the recent past, and the manner in which their mnemonic value shift and perpetually take on new forms with the addition of time."

Weissbach is currently pursuing his MFA in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts film program. Newman earned his MFA from the program. The Cannes Film Festival runs May 11-22 in Cannes, France.


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