Film emerges from IWU shadows

University of Illinois and Illinois State University undergraduates dominate the student film coverage here on C-U Blogfidential, ’tis true, but they’re not the only ones breaking out digital cameras on local campuses. Later today, the six-year-old 9×9 film club of Illinois Wesleyan University will premiere DOUBLE BLIND, a black-and-white “modern noir” and the group’s fourth long-form project.

There is added significance to plugging 9×9’s efforts on CUBlog beyond the obvious reasons. The show is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, November 13, 9 p.m., at the Hansen Student Center, IWU, 300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington, which used to be Memorial Gymnasium way back when I lived across the street at Dolan Hall. Yes, that’s right, gang – this is filmmaking at my alma mater. How in Tommy Titan‘s name did I miss this for a half-decade?

DOUBLE BLIND was (appropriately) co-directed by 9×9 co-presidents Sehaj Sethi and Paul Morello, both of whom can be contacted by clicking their respective hyperlinks, and features seniors Chris Davis and Emily Chicoine and freshman Liam Conlon as the leads. A second show featuring the club’s short films is set for Wednesday, November 28, 9 p.m., presumably at Hansen as well.

~ Jason Pankoke

[Updated 11/14/07, 02:00 a.m. CST]

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