Rome International Film Festival to show Berry professor's film
Release Date: August 26, 2014
A Berry College professor’s whodunit mystery with graphic
novel-style animation and amazing wildlife shots will be shown at the Rome
International Film Festival on Sept. 5.
“The Night the Blackbirds Fell” will play at 10 a.m. (Friday) Sept. 5 at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in
Rome. Associate Anthropology and Sociology Professor Brian C. Campbell, who is
also director of the Environmental Studies program at Berry, researched,
co-wrote and produced the film. The festival runs Sept. 4-7 and the film is in
competition for Best Documentary Feature.
film has also screened at the Offshoot Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary
Film Festival, Cinema on the Bayou, and had a spotlight screening at the Little
Rock Film Festival.
Night the Blackbirds Fell is an innovative experimental documentary,” Campbell
said. “It situates the actual wildlife deaths in Arkansas (blackbirds and drum
fish) within an animated narrative based on ethnographic research findings that
moves the story along and enlivens the drama of how the blackbirds and drum
fish were killed.”
the teaser at www.blackbirdsfell.com.
Founded in 2003, the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF)
is northwest Georgia’s signature film festival event. Named as one of
MovieMaker Magazine’s “top 20 festivals worth the submission fee,” RIFF has
shared independent films from dozens of countries across the globe with
thousands of film fans and filmmakers from near and far over the last 11 years.