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.