Screening of films Voices on the River and The SandmanMay 6, 2008 at 8:309:45 p.m.

Time: May 6, 2008 at 8:309:45 p.m.
Greg Mason of the Gustavus English Department will show two films he made early in his career at Gustavus, featuring local talent and area locations. The first film, Voices on the River (1976, 22 mins. color) evokes the history of the Minnesota River. Glimpses of the past are recaptured through graphics, commentaries, and music. Past and present come together in interviews with two elderly residents. The second film, The Sandman (1981, 38 mins. black and white, is set in 19th century Germany, though filmed locally. It is an adaptation of the E.T.A.Hoffmann fantasy horror tale of a young man's infatuation with a dancing doll. See the acting talents of campus legends John Rezmerski, Norm Walbek, Elmer Suderman, Sven Langsjoen, Phil Knautz, and Will Freiert. Also see Gustavus alums Bryan Poffenberger, Caroline Massee and Thomas Mode and Elsa Cornell on screen. And commentary of "Minnesota's Count Dracula", Rob Gardner.