Charlie Pepiton, assistant professor of Theatre, can now add filmmaker to his vitae. In May he received an email from the Cannes Film Festival that he didn’t believe, so he initially ignored it. The film he co-created had been accepted for the Art Video International Film Festival in Cannes, France. Collaborators included artist Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton; Leslie Stamoolis, Gonzaga assistant professor of costume design; Benjamin Semple, GU professor of Modern Languages; and Modern Languages Lecturer Marina Drake.
“Laura, or Scenes from a Common World” was shot in Norway and explores the connections among film, theatre, dance, literature and other fine arts. It combines physicality, poetry and cinematography to tell the story of one woman’s return home. The multidisciplinary art project was the first that included film for Pepiton. “We were really not expecting this – we’re all just trying to catch our breath.”