Award winning film presentation

ape-poster__131219160550On Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. Film and Video Production graduate, Joel Potrykus, will visit the Loosemore Auditorium. He will be hosting a free screening of his second film “Ape.” The film won Best New Director at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. Following the presentation, Potrykus will be available for a Q&A with the audience.

His first short film, “Coyote” focused on a junkie werewolf and was his first time working with actor Joshua Burge. His second feature film, “Buzzard” is coming soon.

“There are a myriad of young directors who have decided to focus their attention on the failures of their peers, daring to show the western white male as immature and antisocial, exposing his contradictions, neuroses and anxieties,” said Olivier Pere of the Locarno Film Festival. “Welcome to economically depressed Grand Rapids, Michigan, the city of director Joel Potrykus. Here we find the listless Trevor Newandyke (a brilliant Joshua Burge), a sociopath, comic failure and arsonist.”