Eric Schiller plays a morally questionable neurochemist in “The Control.”Eric Schiller plays a morally questionable neurochemist in “The Control.”

Film festival to showcase faculty works

Two very different works by UWindsor professors are among those that will be featured at the Windsor International Film Festival, which opens today — Monday, October 29.

Nick Hector, who holds appointments in the School of Creative Arts and the Department of Communication, Media and Film, produced and edited the documentary Sharkwater: Extinction, an exposé of the shark hunt and a rousing call to save an imperilled animal from the edge of extinction.

It will screen twice in the Chrysler Theatre: at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, November 1, and 9 a.m. Sunday, November 4. Hector will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the Thursday screening.

Communication, Media and Film, and School of Creative Arts professor Mike Stasko produced, co-directed, co-wrote, and stars in The Control, a sci-fi thriller. Shot entirely in Windsor with more than 25 UWindsor students and another 15 Windsorites serving on its crew, the film is the only new locally-produced feature playing at the festival this year.

It will screen at the Chrysler Theatre on Monday, October 29, at 9:15 p.m.

The festival runs through November 3 at venues across downtown. Find schedules, ticket information, and more on its website.