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Columbia at Sundance - Park City Reception Jan. 19

Columbia University School of the Arts & Columbia Alumni Association invite you to celebrate over 10 years of film students’ achievements. Fellow alum & Columbia SoCal Board Member, Edward McGinty will have his film, "Morning Fall" on exhibition!

We are proud to announce that "Morning Fall" is the first Columbia finalist (Written, Directed, Produced, Shot & Edited by Columbia film students) in the Delta sponsored Fly In Movies Competition @ the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah - last year's winner was NYU's "High Maintenance".

"Morning Fall" is Written & Directed by Edward McGinty (SoA'06) who was recently elected to the Columbia SoCal Board of Directors and is a founding member of CUE - Columbia University Entertainment. Edward produced & filmed "Morning Fall" in Southern California.

You can watch the film and rate it (5 stars being the highest) @


 Celebrating Columbia at Sundance  

The Columbia Alumni Association and the Columbia University School of the Arts invite you to celebrate student and alumni achievements in film at a complimentary reception in Park City.

With special guests
Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts
Eric J. Furda, President of the Columbia Alumni Association

RSVP to Ilene Markay-Hallack
[email protected]
or 212-870-2641


Saturday, January 19
4–6 p.m.

350 Main Restaurant
350 Main Street
Park City, Utah


To order Film Festival screening tickets, visit the Sundance Web site.

 Columbians ofSundance: 

Adventures of Power
written & directed by Ari Gold '92CC
An American Soldier
written & directed by Edet Belzberg '97SIPA
produced by Nina Parikh '05GSAS
The Black List
directed & produced by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders '74CC; edited by Lukas Hauser, SoA student
Bottle Shock
produced by Marc Toberoff '80LAW
Frozen River
written & directed by Courtney Hunt '94SoA
Hamlet 2
co-executive pruduced by Albert Berger '83SoA
The Loss of a Wrestling Match
written & directed by Jed Cowley, SoA student
Love Comes Lately
production design by Amanda Ford '98CC
Made in America
screen treatment by Trey Ellis, SoA faculty
written & directed by Myna Joseph '07SoA; produced by Jessica Daniels, SoA student; director of photography Chris Teague '06SoA
Man On Wire
co-produced by Maureen Ryan '92SoA, SoA adjunct faculty
Morning Fall
(screened in Park City as part of Delta Fly-In Movies Competition) written & directed by Edward McGinty '06SoA; produced by Suzi Yoonessi '07SoA and Ben Odell '04SoA; shot by Adam Silver '06SoA; edited by J.J. Adler '07SoA

The Mysteries of Pittsburg
cinematography by Michael Barret '96SoA
Savage Grace

directed by Tom Kalin, SoA faculty
The Second Line
written & directed by John Magary '07SoA; produced by Geoffrey Quan, SoA student; director of photography Chris Teague '06SoA
Sleep Dealer
story editor Eric Mendelsohn, SoA faculty
co-written & directed by Anna Boden '02CC; production design by Elizabeth Mickle '03CC
Trouble the Water
directed by Carl Deal '94JRN
The Visitor
produced by Mary Jane Skalski, SoA adjunct faculty
The Wackness
produced by Felipe Marino '02GS

This year, films written, produced, designed, edited, and directed by Columbians appear in every major category shown at Sundance.



If you or another alumnus/a are screening a film, please send us an email so we can celebrate the successes of all Columbians at Sundance on January 19.






 Padre Nuestro
written & directed by Christopher Zalla '04SoA, produced by Ben Odell '04SoA (Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film)
Grace is Gone
written & directed by James C. Strouse, MFA candidate, co-produced by Jessica Levin '02SoA (Audience Award for Dramatic Film, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award)
Hear and Now
directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky '97JRN (Audience Award for Best Documentary)
La Misma Luna
directed by Patricia Riggen '03SoA
Twenty Columbia films were screened: 10 feature-length films, including those on the left. The 10 shorts shown at Sundance also appeared at more than 80 festival around the world.
 Little Miss Sunshine
produced by Albert Berger '82SoA
Friends with Money
written & directed by Nicole Holofcener '88SoA
The Night Listener
directed by Patrick Stettner '95SoA, co-produced by Jeff Sharp '01SoA
Columbians screened 10 films: five feature-length films and five shorts. Three feature films (left) went into wide release.

Columbia at Sundance
Reception Committee Members

Carole Black, former CEO, Lifetime Entertainment
Michael Lynne '64LAW, CEO, New Line Cinema
Tom Rothman '80LAW, Chairman, Fox Filmed Entertainment
David Schafer, Principal, Schafer Capital Management



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