Emily Wells’13 will host an underground film screening Saturday (April 14) at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Theatre. She says this screening will feature short films by “the best in the business,” including found footage, do-it-yourself editing, and an original print on 16mm made by Wells herself.
Most of the films are by famous experimental filmmakers ranging from the time period of the ‘50s up to the late ‘80s.
“I was inspired by one of the filmmakers, named Bruce Conner, who is famous for his found film projects and their comments on American culture,” Wells explains. “I made a film that I'll be presenting at the end of the screening from a bunch of old 16mm films I found for cheap on eBay, to make a comment on the housing market, the suburban identity crisis, and how much the ideology of “suburbia” has affected American culture.”
The screening is the end result of Wells’ personal passion for film.
“This is just something I wanted to do for fun, and to also raise campus recognition and appreciation for films that would otherwise fall under the radar,” she says.