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R-MWC to host 'Forgiven' screening

Lynchburg native's film was featured at Sundance Film Festival

9/13/2006 1:54:42 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will host a free screening of the independent film, "Forgiven" on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall Theatre.

Written and directed by Paul Fitzgerald, the film was shown at this year’s Sundance Festival and is part of the College’s observance of Constitution Day.

The film garnered a sold-out audience in Lynchburg when it was shown at the Academy of Fine Arts in June. Fitzgerald, a Lynchburg native, attended E.C. Glass High School. He is currently appearing on "Guiding Light."

Geoffrey Gilmore, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, "Paul Fitzgerald’s charged and multilayered political drama, ‘Forgiven,’ is a foray into territory that few veteran filmmakers handle as adeptly – and with as much sophistication – as this debut feature … which is why this is such an invigorating journey. As much about the exigencies of power as the consequences of society’s racial and class divide, this is a personal drama elevated to the level of Greek tragedy."

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations