University Players is hosting a screening of the film 52 Words for Love as a companion piece to its stage production of Love and Information, in the Essex Hall Theatre through March 31.
Combining documentary interviews with narrative drama, 52 Words for Love offers a humorous meditation on what it means to grapple with the vagaries of intimacy. The film’s style as well as its themes served as a major inspiration for the concept of the stage production.
The screening is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre’s Hatch Studio Theatre. Admission is by donation.
Filmmaker James Blokland will be on hand to talk about his seven-year journey to bring the story to the screen and answer questions about how to get an independent film from concept to reality on a shoestring budget.