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Fall 2012
Josh Fox kicked off the month of screenings on April 5
by showing his Academy Award-nominated documen-
tary, “Gasland.” A finalist for the Academy Award for Best
Documentary, “Gasland” helped to bring to light the energy
and environmental issue of fracking, a process of extracting
natural gas from the earth. The film won six major awards,
including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for
Nonfiction Programming. Fox, who produced, directed and
narrated the documentary, held a Q&A session after the
On April 10, the Media Arts Department welcomed direc-
tor Brendan Fay and producer Ilene Cutler to screen their
film, “Taking a Chance on God,” followed by a Q&A session.
This documentary follows 86-year-old Catholic priest, John
McNeill from his childhood in Buffalo through his trials as
a prisoner in Nazi Germany to his Jesuit priesthood as he
became an advocate for LGBT human rights.
The final April film screening was held on April 29 as
part of the 5th annual Sustainability Day; the Media Arts
Department showed “The Last Rivermen,” a documentary
about the effects of toxic chemicals on Hudson Valley fisher-
men. Producer John Cronin, senior fellow for environmental
affairs at Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies,
stayed for a Q&A session following the film’s screening.
Media Arts
Students compete in 24-hour filmmaking competition
Four Media Arts students represented
Marist in the 24-hour filmmaking compe-
tition, “Sleepless in Lake Placid,” held in
Lake Placid as part of the Lake Placid Film
Forum. On June 14-16, 2012, Marist com-
peted against Hobart and Williams Smith
College, Syracuse University, Purchase
College and Rochester Institute of
Technology in the filmmaking competi-
tion. In 2011, Marist students Mike Caiola,
Jon O’Sullivan, Ryan Rivard and Nick
Sortino won the Audience Choice Award
for their film, “Maybe Tomorrow.”
Major filmmakers and producers screen
documentaries in Nelly Goletti Theater