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Lights, camera . documentary!
RIT Documentary - Save the Date

RIT is producing a documentary on the Institute as part of the 175th Anniversary. The film, co-produced by WXXI public television, is titled "RIT 175: Rochester and its Institute."

The film will premier to an RIT audience on Friday, Nov. 12 in Ingle Auditorium:

  • 1 p.m. premier showing
  • 2 p.m. reception at the Student Alumni Union cafeteria
  • 3 p.m. second showing
The documentary is dedicated to the RIT faculty and staff, past and present.

The film will later be broadcast on WXXI on Wednesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. on Channel 21 (Cable 11).

Film and Animation Professor Malcolm Spaull ('79 MFA/cinematography) and David Cronister, Director of the Educational Technology Center ('77 BFA/photo illustration), are producing and directing the 50-minute film. Students in the School of Film and Animation are also assisting in the project. Please mark your calendars for the premier showing.

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