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Lee Holds Cinema Showcase


By Ashley Walker

Lee University recently presented its first Cinema Showcase, held April 24 on Lee’s live streaming platform and hosted by Beecher Reuning, assistant professor of cinema, with the help of his family.

“It was a privilege to be able to share the best of our student work with the world via the live streaming platform,” said Reuning. “The engaging stories and high production values exhibited in each of the films demonstrates just how far Lee’s cinema program has come over the last several years.”

The event featured 17 student films made during the last year, including documentary, experimental, and narrative films. Most of the films were submitted by cinema majors who had created these films for classes, though at least one non-cinema major submitted a film, and several of the films were not related to class projects.

According to Reuning, many devices throughout the United States tuned in for the April 24 event.

The cinema program typically holds two annual events: 48 Film Friendsy in the fall and the Lee University Film Festival in the spring. However, this year’s film festival has been moved to fall 2020 and the Cinema Showcase served as this year’s spring event.

This year’s 48 Film Friendsy is currently scheduled for Sept. 11-13, and the Lee University Film Festival is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18.

For more information about Lee’s cinema program, visit cinema or contact Reuning at breuning@leeuniversity.edu.

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