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Author Bob Sitton ('59)

Film critic Iris Barry a ‘Lady in the Dark’

Drawing on letters, memorabilia and historical documentaries, author Bob Sitton (’59) reconstructs the life and work of pioneering film critic Iris Barry.


Sona Tatoyan (’00): Passion and bravery

Producer and actress Sona Tatoyan (’00) is tackling one of the darkest periods in world history for her next film.

"The Oscar is an honor you don't work for, but secretly strive to be worthy of on every film," says Curt Beech.

Curt Beech (’94) proud member of Oscar-winning team

For Curt Beech (’94), a member of the ‘Lincoln’ Oscar-winning production design team, every movie is a little miracle.

Curt Beech says a liberal arts education prepared him for divergent paths.

Curt Beech (’94) takes film from page to stage in ‘Lincoln’

In the film industry, ‘limitations breed creativity,’ says art director Curt Beech (’94).

Robin Nelson Sweet on the set of 'The Help'

Big screen, big bucks and Robin Sweet’s (’87) big challenge

Big filmmakers trust Robin Nelson Sweet (’87) to manage the big bucks.


‘The Man Who Ate New Orleans’ shares his favorite cafés, taverns and dives

After eating in every single restaurant in New Orleans, Ray Cannata (’90) knows a thing or two about food — and about the people, culture and music of the Crescent City.

Andie MacDowell (left) and Aidan Quinn as Maryanne and Steve Abbate

“The 5th Quarter”: A movie, a tribute

FORTY YEARS after the movie “Brian’s Song” put Wake Forest in the national spotlight, a film that opened this spring also combines football and adversity, and it presents the close-knit community of Demon Deacons. “The 5th Quarter” features the 2006 Wake Forest football season — when the Deacs were predicted to be in last place but ended up ACC Champions — as a backdrop for a more personal story. Defensive player Jon Abbate (’10) lost his younger brother Luke in an auto accident at home in Marietta, Ga., before the season began.

Thai filmmaker wins Brunette award

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weersethakul was the first recipient of the Peter Brunette Award during the 13th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival.

‘The 5th Quarter’ premieres March 25

An inspirational true story of Jon Abbate (’10), the Abbate family and the Deacons’ 2006 championship football season, ‘The 5th Quarter’ opens in selected cities across the Southeast on March 25.


Jessica Devaney (MA ’06) to discuss film ‘Budrus’

Jessica Devaney (MA ’06), associate producer and assistant editor of “Budrus,” will attend a screening of the film and answer questions on March 23.