October 19, 2012 07:30pm-09:30pm
Doris Duke Theatre
Friends of FIlm Friday event information
Directed by Robbie Pickering. USA, 2011, 90 mins
Guest speaker: Dr. Peter Britos, Director of Media and Cinematic Arts at Hawai‘i Pacific University, will introduce the film at 7:30pm and will lead a post-screening Q+A.
Reception at 6pm, screening at 7:30pm
Admission includes a complimentary glass of wine.
Make it dinner and a movie: Reception features food for purchase from Da Spot.
Linda is a Christian housewife in Texas whose husband, Abe, refuses to have sex with her (while secretly making deposits at a sperm bank). When Abe has a stroke, he divulges that he has an illegitimate child living in Florida whom he wants to meet before he dies. Ever dutiful, Linda, she sets off to find him—and discovers a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd, meaningful relationship. Rachael Harris, who you probably know as Ed Helms' nagging wife in The Hangover, plays Linda. You won't recognize her—and you'll have newfound respect for her excellent performance.
Dr. Peter Britos teaches media studies and narrative design at Hawai‘i Pacific University where he is Director of Media and Cinematic Arts in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Britos holds an M.F.A in Screenwriting and a PhD in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
As a producer, he has worked at CBS Television City, as Executive Vice President of Production and Development for Clear Channel Communications. He was also the broadcast industry’s first Media Manager at Hawaii's KHNL-KFVE, the first all-digital newsroom in the world.
Dr. Britos is the recipient of various academic and industry awards including the FINE Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon for gigapixel photography, the Walt Disney-Hollywood Pictures Fellowship Writers Award, the inaugural USC-CNTV Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Studies, the CNTV Advanced Screenwriting Analysis Scholarship and the USC All-University Predoctoral Merit Fellowship.
Prior to teaching at Hawaii Pacific University, Dr Britos was Gallery Director for the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, where he managed the museum, curated exhibitions and produced museum and media events. From 2003 through 2006, Dr. Britos taught screenwriting, media studies and cinematic & digital narrative production at the University of Hawai‘i, and served as the first Director and Chief Academic Officer of the Academy for Creative media. During his tenure, the ACM was approved as an official entity and launched with award-winning work. Dr. Britos has also served on the faculties of USC-CA, the UC Santa Barbara Film Studies Department and as a Writer-Consultant at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) in Marina del Rey.