Centenary University to host Film Talk with Stephen Whitty and Ken Mandel on February 3

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originally published: 02/01/2022

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) — Centenary University will host a film conference with award-winning film critic Stephen Whitty and Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ken Mandel. This talk will take place on Thursday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kutz Black Box Theater at the Lackland Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ. The Film Talk is free and open to the public. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Stephen Whitty is a nationally read and award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked for the Star-Ledger, New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, Times-Picayune, Plain Dealer, San Jose Mercury News, Fortune.com and several other publications, as well as author of “The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopaedia”. ”. Whitty works as an instructor at NYU and Baruch, a lecturer at Montclair State and Rutgers, and a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, and the Museum of the Moving Image. Stephen Whitty also hosts the Bryant Park and NY Film Critics series and special presentations from the Screen Actos Guild, Writers Guild and New York Film Festival.

Ken Mandel’s film career began in 1981 with his first independent project, a short film with original music, entitled “Working Class Girls”. When MTV first started, Mandel used shorts as his calling card to become one of the first independent music video directors in the United States. Soon after, Mandel shifted his focus from music videos to commercial and corporate productions for Sony, Coco-Cola, Campbell Soup, Pizza Hut, and more. Ken Mandel has worked on many projects, including ‘Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb’, ‘A Fight Until the End: Polio Stories’, ‘On Solid Ground’, ‘Debakey’ and ‘The Mountain : A Song of Hope”. ”. Mandel is currently working on a series of shorts and a feature documentary for Scottish Rite for Children.

Centenary University to host Film Talk with Stephen Whitty and Ken Mandel on February 3

This Film Talk will take place on Thursday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kutz Black Box Theater at the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. This event is sponsored by the Warren County Division of Cultural and Historical Affairs and is open to the public and free. Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and two hours before all performances. The box office is located at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms; Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest news and special offers from CSC.

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Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements established by the State of New Jersey. For more information on CSC’s policies regarding COVID-19 and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NJ State Council on the Arts, Shubert Foundation, Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation and CSC corporate sponsors including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Replace Senior Care (Washington) and Fulton Bank, Visions Federal Credit Union members and supporters and Centenary Stage Company.

PICTURE: Stephen Whitty (left) and Ken Mandel (right)
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