Communication Studies News

Filmmaker Richard Robinson to visit Randolph

October 12, 2009
Award-winning documentarian will meet students, screen new work

Richard Robinson

Documentary filmmaker Richard Robinson will deliver the 2009 Sara Driver Lecture in Film Studies on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in 537 Leggett Hall at Randolph College.

Robinson will meet with students in Randolph's communication studies and film programs.

The award-winning documentarian will present the Lynchburg premiere of his latest short The Beekeepers. The film is an experimental documentary film that explores Colony Collapse Disorder - a phenomenon in which, due to the changing environment, bees all over the world are dying. With beekeeping threatened with extinction, the film charts the history of this ancient profession, searching for answers to its current plight while daring the documentary form to be as artful and mysterious as its subject.

The Beekeepers won Best Documentary Short at the 2009 Atlanta Film Festival, and was screened at Sundance, HotDocs and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The lecture and screening are free and open to the public.

The Sara Driver 77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series are funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver 50.

Contact Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Jennifer Gauthier for more information, (434) 947-8501.

For more information about the filmmaker and film visit...

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