Tonight’s Film: 5 Broken Cameras

Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, a Palestinian farmer uses his home video cameras to capture the violence breaking out around him. With the destruction of each camera, he captures a story of livelihood in the midst of a stark reality. The 5 broken cameras capture the protests affecting a West Bank village due to the Israeli barrier. Come see this beautiful film that has received wide acclaim and even has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Tonight in Watson at 7p.

THE BIG DAY: Alex Thompson & Matt Johnson are here!

THE BIG DAY: Alex Thompson & Matt Johnson are here!

As we’ve been saying, you don’t want to miss this double-screening. DePauw graduate, Alex Thompson is ready to talk about his first independently-funded short film starring Olympia Dukakis and Rose Gregorio. Matt Johnson is excited to answer all of your questions about his unstoppable award-winning film, The Dirties.

TONIGHT 7p in Watson Forum. Don’t forget: free pizza is being served at 6:30p so come early and get a good seat.


Visiting filmmaker, Matt Johnson to screen THE DIRTIES 4/25

“The question shouldn’t be “Is it too soon after these tragic events?” but rather “Why hasn’t a film this insightful and intelligent been made sooner?” The Dirties addresses the complexity of school shooting tragedies and the more easily identified contributing factors, from bullying to mental health as well as access to weapons, without placing judgment. More importantly, this story puts a recognizable face to the villains, and it is sobering to witness.” -Debbie Cerda, Dallas IFF review

You’re not going to want to miss The Dirties screening TOMORROW 4/25 from 7-9:30p in Watson Forum. Winner of Grand Jury Sparky Award and Audience Award at Slamdance, Grand Jury Prize at Dallas IFF, and Independent Visions Award at Sarasota, filmmaker Matt Johnson will take questions from the audience following the screening. The pizza pre-party starts at 6:30p so you can grab something to eat and get a good seat. See you there.

the dirties poster

Note: Special guest, DePauw ’12 graduate Alex Thompson will show a preview of his short film, IRENE & MARIE starring Olympia Dukakis and Rose Gregorio. You all remember Alex! Come say hi and check out what he’s been up to post-grad. It’s great stuff.

Extras needed for student short film project!

Extras needed for student short film project!

Senior Olivia Carmel is looking for students to appear in a party scene for her short film project, Something About Everyone I’ve Ever Loved. She is filming this scene tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23) at 10p. Your name will appear in the credits. Email: if interested. She will follow up with details on shooting location and dress attire.

Do you have a film project you’re working on? We’d love to hear about it! Email: with your story.

Student Short Films Announced!


Brian Austin The Perfect Gift (3:50) – Tuesday, April 23 at 9p

Hunter Dyar & Jennifer Montgomery How to Survive a Frat Party (5:29) – Tuesday, April 23 at 9p


Brennan Martin Broken Record (3:23) – Friday, April 26 at 7p


Rob Weidner Rise Above the Storm (10:20) – Sunday, April 28 at 7p

Eric St. Bernard The Urban Plague (9:34) – Sunday, April 28 at 7p


Kate Grimm Too Close (4:17) – Tuesday, April 23 at 9p


Bob Allen Broken String (2:45) – Friday, April 26 at 7p