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Award-winning alumna filmmaker to visit campus

Posted on October 18, 2012

Wendy Jo Carlton, an alumna of Grand Valley’s School of Communications, is an award-winning filmmaker and writer with experience in film, television, radio and multi-media production. Her two-day visit to classes, including screenings and discussion of two of her films, are co-sponsored by GVSU’s School of Communications and the GVSU LGBT Center. Film discussions with Carlton will follow the screenings.

Her film “Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together” (full length feature, 2011, directed by Carlton) will be shown Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m., room 174 Lake Superior Hall, Allendale Campus.

The feature film “Hannah Free” (directed by Carlton, produced by Ripe Fruit Films, LCC) will have a free public showing Wednesday, October 24, from 6-9 p.m., Grand River Room #2250, Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus.

Carlton’s works have screened internationally, including The American Film Institute, PBS, Outfest Los Angeles, Seattle International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair, and the Vancouver, London, Chicago, Austin and San Francisco Lesbian Gay Film Festival.

Seating for the film screenings is open to the public, but the number of available seats is limited. Contact Professor Barbara Roos at for more information.


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