The Southern Circuit film tour at Western Carolina University continues with a free screening of “Mars” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 11, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
“Mars” is a romantic comedy that follows three astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars. With a veneer of silliness, the film also is a deeper look into the nature of exploration.
During production for “Mars,” writer and director Geoff Marslett developed a unique graphic-novel style of filmmaking specifically for the film. Marslett will be on hand, immediately after the screening, to discuss the film with the audience.
The world premier of “Mars” took place in Austin, Texas, at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. Since the premiere, the film has been screened at numerous film festivals in both the United States and abroad. Marslett has won several industry awards for “Mars” as well as his work on other films. He was recently named in the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker magazine. “Mars” is Marslett’s first full-length film.
The Southern Circuit film tour is part of the Arts and Cultural Events Series at WCU and is brought in collaboration with South Arts. The goal of ACE is to bring high-quality, entertaining, thought-provoking arts and cultural events to the WCU campus. The Southern Circuit film tour will screen its next film, “World’s Largest,” at WCU at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 1. All screenings for the Southern Circuit film tour are free.
For more information about the Southern Circuit film series or other ACE offerings, contact Lori Davis, assistant director for campus activities, at 828-227-3622 or mailto:ledavis.wcu.edu. Visit ACE online at ace.wcu.edu.
A look at Geoff Marslett's "Mars"
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