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Aug. 21, 2012

Birmingham-Southern College students, professor to display work at local film festival

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Birmingham-Southern students will get their moment in the spotlight when their film Future Perfect is screened at the 14th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival next weekend.

The Birmingham Museum of Art partnered with student filmmakers James Andrew Harden and Colin Perry, along with BSC Assistant Professor of Film Studies Dr. David Resha, to produce a documentary film in celebration of the museum's 60th anniversary this year. Interviewees in the film were asked to talk about their favorite museum memories, where they would like to see the museum in the future, and why they feel the BMA is important to the community.

Harden, a junior media and film studies major from Pinson, and Perry, a sophomore media and film studies major from Centre, directed the 30-minute film and did all the shooting and editing. Their work is entered in the festival's Alabama Shorts category and will debut at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Red Mountain Theatre, located at 301 19th Street North.

The film reflects a wide range of creative talent from the students, including music, scripts, art, design, costumes, and more. It took several months to complete.

"Colin and Andrew deserve a lot of credit," said Resha. "They put in so much time and effort to create a sensitive portrait of the Birmingham Museum of Art's history and significance to the community. Their film is also a wonderful representation of the exciting work that is coming out of the Media and Film Studies program at BSC, which started in the fall of 2010."

The festival will take place Aug. 24-26 in Birmingham. The showcase is a prestigious event for undiscovered aspiring local filmmakers.

The film also will be included in a special screening on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the museum, which is on 2000 8th Avenue North.

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