RSJ students and faculty to screen documentaries at Carson City Festival
Four student and faculty produced short documentaries will be screened at the Carson City International Film Weekend at the Bob Boldrick Theater inside the Carson Community Center.
The work was produced last fall under Kari Barber’s short documentary class at the Reynolds School. Students divide into teams and spend the entire semester working on their film.
Alejandro Montalvo was director of photography for Where the Frogs Will Go, a documentary on a mining club in Gerlach, Nevada, and the 90-year-old woman who runs it.
“The best part of filmmaking is creating a team. I had the wonderfully fortunate experience of working in a team of talented and motivated individuals,” Montalvo says. “For my specific job, I loved capturing the serenity and natural beauty of the desert through my lens. Documentary filming requires a willingness to go-with-the-flow as events unfold; if you miss capturing something, you probably won’t get a second chance.”
At the original showing at The Basement last December, Montalvo says the room was standing-room only, and the response was positive.
“The Carson showing might be a second wind for the life of our little doc,” he says.
Below is a schedule for the film showings. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday Feb. 16 3-5 PM
“Where the Frogs Will Go” by Luka Starmer, Natalie Van Hoozer, Alex Mosher, Alejandro Mantalvo & Jose Olivares
“Vagabond” by Reighan Fisher & Zach Youngberg
“High Stakes” by Hanna Lottritz, Sommer Denkin, Jaimie Hays Sydney Smith
“The Lost Children of Goldfield and the Wicked Western Buccaneer” by Linda Zecchino
Friday, Feb. 17 3-5 PM
“The Comfort Zone” by Perla Gomez & Kelly Kolar
“Struggle & Hope” by Professor Kari Barber