Hillsdale College’s Film and Production Club and the Dow Journalism Program are partnering to host a screening of the film “Moynihan” and a subsequent Q&A session with its writer, director, and producer Joseph Dorman.
The event will be held in Lane 125 at 6 p.m. on March 21. As the first full-length documentary on Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “Moynihan” depicts the life and character of the prominent Democratic senator, sociologist, ambassador, and intellectual whose influential work was central to the development of the 1960s political climate.
Dorman will deliver introductory remarks on Moynihan and the creation of the film before the screening, and he will take questions afterward.
Senior Lydia Reyes, vice president of the Film and Production Club, said it will be an honor to have such an accomplished filmmaker as Dorman on campus, and she hopes the event will be well-attended.
“Anyone with any remote interest in politics, journalism, or film is encouraged to come,” she said.
Sophomore Lynde Leatherwood said she is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Dorman.
“I’m very excited to meet someone in the film industry, and look forward to his tips and suggestions on how we can improve our craft,” Leatherwood said.
Senior Adam Cieply, the club’s treasurer, said this will be a unique opportunity to learn about the filmmaking process.
“You can only learn so much from YouTube,” said Cieply. “This is a great opportunity to learn about casting, writing, and filming — something you don’t often get here.”