The Oregon Independent Film Festival awards the School of Film’s own Melissa Gregory Rue for Best Social Documentary. Her heartfelt short, Century Farm, follows the Gates Family, a fourth generation farming family who fight to keep the city of Helvetia designated as rural reserve land. Rue, a graduate from the School of Film’s Certificate Program, “was inspired to create this intimate portrait of their connection with the land and their uncertainty about the future.”
Fellow Certificate Program alumni, Jarratt Taylor, will also be screening his short at the Oregon Independent Film Festival: The New Debutantes. This documentary explores social etiquette options for teens and young adults. “How are we supposed to know how to act, or what our options are, if no one shows us? While holding questionable values about race, class and gender, etiquette helps you negotiate who you want to be in public.”
Century Farm and The New Debutantes will screen August 28, 2012, at 9:30 p.m. at the Oregon Independent Film Festival.
Congratulations Melissa and Jarratt!
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