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NEW: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Coming to Ivy Film Festival

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

 

Film buffs, rejoice! Aaron Sorkin, major Academy Award- winning screenwriter of The Social Network, A Few Good Men, and the television series The West Wing has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Ivy Film Festival, held at Brown University.

The festival began in 2001 as a showcase for student-made films and as a way for aspiring cinematographers to interact with and learn from top industry professionals. Now it is the largest student-run film festival in the world, with workshops, panels, advance screenings of major films, and film and screenplay competitions.

The festival begins on Monday, April 18 and holds screenings of student films all week, ending on Saturday and Sunday with Sorkin’s keynote address and a panel of members of the film world, including producer Andrew Renzi. Past IFF guests include director Martin Scorsese, actor Adrien Brody, and actress Julia Stiles.

The Ivy Film Festival is open to the public. The full schedule should be released soon, and more information can be found here. At the very least, Sorkin’s speech should not be missed, as it promises to be fascinating and invaluable to film fans, as long as he isn’t too bitter about The Social Network losing to The King’s Speech at the Oscars.

 

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