FRONT PAGE LOCAL NEWS
HE SAID/SHE SAID
What's going on around campus:
author and fiction writer
Montgomery came to speak to journalism classes in the
A fencing club has been formed
on campus and they are looking to make themselves
big sport on campus.
Senior Evan Goyette
is this week's Hometown Hero! He
is hoping to get a job in the production field, loves Tacos, and
enjoys Mixed Martial Arts.
WEEKEND'S BEST BETS
It’s a musical weekend at Franklin Pierce this weekend. On
Friday December 4th, head over to the Mariposa Museum
in Peterborough, New Hampshire to listen to Renaissance music,
dance, and Christmas festivities starting at 7:00 pm. It is
performed by Franklin Pierce’s early music group Lachrimae.
Also on the
music agenda is George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on Saturday,
December 5th at 8:00 pm in the Field House. The
performance is performed by a professional orchestra and a
volunteer chorus with Professor David Brandes directing it.
Sand Art? On Friday December 4th from 3:00 pm-6:00
pm the campus center glass foyer will be creating sand art!
Ever see the
movie District 9? If not, you can! Pierce Activities Council
is holding a movie night on Friday December 4th at
7:30 pm. The event will not only include the movie, but free
food as well! The event is free and located in Pierce Hall.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Sundance Film Festival
(photo from nytimes.com)
Sundance, under new
leadership, is trying to tilt risky.
The programmers of
the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday announced a
schedule of competition films that at least in their
view, reflect no particular current in independent
cinema except one: the artier the better.
“We really tried to hunker
down and make some hard decisions,” said John Cooper,
the festival’s new director. “We tried not to be
wishy-washy about what is independent, which I know has
been a criticism in the past. We weren’t going to be
swayed by the marketability of a film.”
Mr. Cooper, who took over in
February following the departure of Geoffrey Gilmore,
who held the director job for 19 years, pointed to
selected pictures like"Blue Valentine," a raw portrait
of an unhappy marriage from a relatively unknown
director, Derek Cianfrance. "Howl," a look at the young
Allen Ginsberg' creation of his groundbreaking poem, is
another selection that “risks against commerciality,”
Mr. Cooper said.
The festival, both a
pre-eminent showcase for American cinema and a
free-wheeling bazaar for movie executives, is scheduled
for Jan. 21 to 31 in Park City, Utah, and several
surrounding towns. (A full list of the competition films
can be found at