It’s been about a year and a half since the last In-Flight Movies event on campus, but it’s back tonight with a screening of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and a remote Q&A session with the film’s writer and director, Eli Craig. In the horror-comedy movie, two best friends (Tucker and Dale) are mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of preppy college kids on vacation. When they try to help one of the college kids out, misunderstanding (and the body count) grows.
The In-Flight Movie series isn’t just for those in the Film program, it’s an opportunity for students from all degree programs to network with one another and enjoy the film-making process as a whole. In-Flight Movies will be a monthly event, and during future screenings special guests will not just be directors, but also other notable crew members like 3D scanners, actors, and publicists, making the event beneficial to more than just Film students.
“It’s a great opportunity for all degree programs to come see a film, share in an open discussion about the movie and the process, and network at a forum that will allow for possible exposure for their personal projects,” says Jamey Hopper, Career Development‘s Lead Film Advisor/Visual Arts Team Manager.
Tonight’s event will run from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Entertainment Business auditorium. Upcoming screenings will include in-person visits from Full Sail grads who have worked on both Academy Award-winning and independent films. A Facebook group has been created to allow online students to interact during the screenings as well.