Film Screening: 'Bodies' by Associate Professor Steven Saylor

Connelly Auditorium

The University community is invited to a screening of "Bodies," a new film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor featuring UArts' Media Resources Manager and alum Adam Carrigan BS '09 (Communications) and Associate Professor of Theater Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. To attend, RSVP by October 22 to Gina Guglielmi. Showtimes: 1 & 3:30 p.m.

A young writer for a newspaper's website becomes curious, then intrigued and finally obsessed with the strange behavior of the woman in the adjacent apartment. A police photographer who also shows work in galleries, this woman has lately been spying on a seemingly unimportant man for reasons the writer cannot make sense of. When she uses her police connections to frame her quarry for a brutal murder, the writer determines to get to the bottom of  the mystery he's stumbled onto. Though motivated by curiosity and a genuine belief that his neighbor is on a self-destructive mission, he also has been drawn to her for more primal reasons: obsessed with her provocative self-portraits, he is as much erotically beguiled as he is professionally curious or legitimately concerned for her welfare. The more he discovers about the woman's past and the identity of the man she has targeted, the clearer it becomes that she harbors a painful — and potentially deadly — secret.

STEVE SAYLOR (director, editor, co-writer) is a narrative filmmaker and an associate professor in the University's School of Film. His movies have played and won awards in film festivals around the world, aired on public television, and been distributed on home video and via the Internet. Saylor’s previous features are the comedy-drama "God’s Country, Off Route 9," the noir thriller "Beat the Air," and the multi-award-winning satire "The Pope of Utah." In an earlier life, Saylor was a newspaper sportswriter and an editor for public-television magazines in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

ADAM CARRIGAN (director of photography) is an artist, filmmaker and writer in Philadelphia. Adam co-wrote and was the cinematographer for the films "Legalization" and "Once Upon a Lie," which screened throughout the U.S. and West Africa. He has worked on music videos for many bands and the prolific recording artist Robert Pollard, and his video for Man Man’s "10lb Moustache" was chosen for Vice Magazine’s 10-year anniversary DVD. Through DesignPhiladelphia, he has had a number of public installations and in 2010 was part of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Recently, Adam worked with the Quay Brothers on their short film on the Mütter Museum, "Through the Weeping Glass."

JOHNNIE HOBBS JR. (Moon), celebrating his 29th year at the University of the Arts, is a tenured associate professor in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, a veteran actor in many stage productions, and a three-time Barrymore Award nominee. Noteworthy film credits include "The In Crowd," "Twelve Monkeys," "Snipes," "Up Close and Personal," "Rocky Balboa" and "Cover," as well as two Steve Saylor films, "Beat the Air" and "God’s Country, Off Route 9."

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