Sponsored by Department of Theatre, Dance & Film
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Join filmmaker Andrew Repasky McElhinney for a screening of his 1998 feature-length film "Magdalen." Shot in Philadelphia when he was 17 years old, McElhinney’s debut feature is a gossipy meditation on art, drinking, smoking and screwing (view the trailer).
“…Alix D. Smith, the actress who portrays the title character, Magdalen, is a world-weary young woman who earns her living in a bar, telling stories to lonely people for money. Smith’s presence on-screen is fascinating, unromantic and tough. The film itself unravels languidly, with stylish, moody black & white photography from local cinematographer Abe Holtz.”
—Carrie Tobey, The Philadelphia Weekly
“I’ll be damned if I’ve ever seen anything like it”.
—Sam Adams, The Philadelphia City Paper
McElhinney is a Philadelphia-based film producer, writer and director specializing in burlesque and cabaret sensibilities. He grew up in Chestnut Hill, Pa., and lived in New York City in the late 1990s before returning to his home city in 2000.
McElhinney is the creator of five feature-length films: "Magdalen" (1998), "A Chronicle of Corpses" (2000), Georges Bataille's "Story of the Eye" (2003), "Animal Husbandry" (2009) and "Christmas Dreams" (2013). He holds advance degrees from The New School for Social Research and The European Graduate School in Switzerland, and currently is an instructor at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in the Writing Program and English/Cinema Studies departments.
Check out his website.
This event is open to the public.