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Alumnus Steven Fischer Film
Old School, New School Explores Creativity
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 // 7:30 PM
Lecture Hall 7, ITE Building

Visual Arts Alumnus Steven Fischer will screen his 30-minute film Old School, New School on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 in Lecture Hall 7 in the ITE Building.

Old School, New School, an independently produced documentary on creativity, studies the nature of creativity and how young people aged 18-25 can reach their full creative potential. The movie features Oscar-nominated cinematographer William Fraker, Tony Award winning Broadway producer Manny Azenberg, and many more fascinating master storytellers including UMBC professor emeritus Sam McCready.

The screening at UMBC is a 30-minute work-in-progress for a test audience (college-aged artists). The purpose of the screening is to receive reaction from the audience, and to initiate a dialogue between students and a panel of working artists, including documentary filmmakers Steve Yeager and Richard Chisholm, Film Professor Fred Worden, and Dance Professor Carol Hess. The panel discussion will follow the screening, moderated by Steven Fischer, exploring the movie's themes of creativity and making it in the arts.