Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University Premieres Student Practicum Production 'Remembering John Marshall' at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Tonight

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Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University premieres a Digital Filmmaking student Practicum Production -- “Remembering John Marshall” – tonight at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Tonight’s event kicks off a series of screenings in April to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Documentary Educational Resources.

Tonight at 7:45 PM, the Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) premieres a CDIA Student Practicum Production titled “Remembering John Marshall.” Marshall (1932-2005), a Belmont MA resident, was an influential documentary filmmaker. Tonight’s premiere is followed by a reception and screening of Marshall’s first film “The Hunters (1957).”

CDIA students Cristina Bauer, Stephen Oldford, Sharon Perpignani and Tamar Skowronski were involved in the planning, production and editing of the film working under the guidance of directors Alice Apley and David Tames and Cynthia Close, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources. Tonight’s event kicks off a series of screenings in April to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Watertown MA-based Documentary Educational Resources (http://www.der.org).

“Remembering John Marshall” consists of interviews with family, friends and colleagues of the filmmaker who spent fifty years documenting the lives of the Ju/’hoansi people of Namibia and was an activist fighting for Ju/hoan land and water rights. Marshall’s final film, a 6-hour, 5 episode film “A Kalahari Family” was completed in 2002.

For ticket information, call the Museum of Fine Arts at 617-267-9300. (http://www.mfa.org)

About CDIA

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University allows students to express their creative vision and turn it into a practical reality. Whether students are looking for a film school, game design school or photography school, CDIA at Boston University offers practical, hands-on, career-oriented training to both novices and seasoned professionals in today’s advanced digital imaging arts. CDIA’s Certificate Programs are led by world-class instructors who are practicing experts in their fields, and backed by the resources and reputation of Boston University’s internationally renowned College of Communication.

CDIA offers two-term (nine months) Certificate Programs in Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, 3D Animation, Graphic and Interactive Design and Recording Arts. Certificate Programs are also offered on a part-time basis during evening hours. Visit http://www.cdiabu.com or call 800-808-CDIA (2342).

Press contact: Andy Kelley 617-938-3417 or Aimee Corrigan 617-538-3950

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