At this year’s Five College Student Film and Video Festival, hosted by Hampshire College, Amherst students Miranda Dershimer ’15E and Jose Rodriguez ’15E won awards for short films they wrote, directed, filmed and edited.
Dershimer won in the Best Experimental category for her visually evocative film Presentiments, and Rodriguez’s Exposure (Thoughts Occasioned By) was named the best submission from Amherst College. Both films were awarded in the “experimental” category, a category previously dominated by Hampshire College students’ films since the festival’s inception in 2007.
[Film] Filmmaker David O. Russell found the biggest acclaim and success of his career by working as a director for hire on 2010’s boxing drama The Fighter, but before that he’d spent his time focusing on oddball stories about abrasive but endearing outcasts, in movies such as Flirting with Disaster and I ❤ Huckabees.
Are men more likely than women to accurately recall movie lines? As part of a psychology professor’s research into this question, Angelina Gomez ’14 has scrutinized exactly 635 quotes that Amherst students think they know by heart.