RIT Faculty Speakers Film Series Presents Side Effects with Lecturer Johannes Bockwoldt on February 18 at 6:40 p.m. at the Little Theatre

Release Date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013

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(Rochester, New York) February 12, 2013 – The RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series, a partnership between The Little Theatre and Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation, presents Side Effects on Monday, February 18 at 6:40 p.m. A discussion following the film will be led by Johannes Bockwoldt, Visiting Lecturer at RIT School of Film and Animation. Tickets for the screening are $5 as part of “The Little Theatre’s $5 Mondays.”

The RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series discussions are structured so both casual viewers and film enthusiasts have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the films in the series. The goal is to gain a better understanding of films—with behind-the-scenes stories and experiences or general analysis.

About Johannes Bockwoldt
Johannes Bockwoldt, Visiting Lecturer, RIT School of Film and Animation, has taught film/digital production and screenwriting courses at RIT’s School of Film and Animation since 2002. Bockwoldt has written plays and screenplays and worked most recently on the local feature film “King’s Faith”. Originally from Germany, Bockwoldt was raised on international cinema. His strong interest in and admiration for film history has resulted in his volunteering at the Dryden Theater in Rochester where he often introduces films.

About Side Effects:
Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) is a successful psychiatrist who begins having sessions with Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara), a young married woman who is dealing with the jail release of her husband Martin (Channing Tatum). When Emily is reunited with Martin, Banks prescribes a drug called Ablixa to treat Emily's anxiety disorder. Soon after taking the drug, Emily awakens to find a dead body in her apartment, having murdered the person. Banks is then heavily criticized, investigated and questioned whether it was Emily's intention to murder the person, or if she is a victim of his medical treatment.

About the Little Theatre Film Society:
The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks. www.thelittle.org

About RIT:

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging science, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 17,500 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges as well as its Guide to 311 Green Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012names RIT as a ‘Best Buy,’ and The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes RIT among the “Great Colleges to Work For 2011.”