Back in late March, we took Nontraditional on the road for its first screening away from Potsdam. We had been invited to screen at Marist College by the school’s Student Veteran Organization, which had also been one of our generous Kickstarter backers. We were very happy to share the film with them and hear what they thought.
We were introduced by Professor Danielle Langfield of the Marist Political Science Department. The above photo shows the newly renovated theater where we screened the film. The crowd in attendance was a nice combination of student veterans, faculty and staff who work closely with student veterans, and film faculty and students from the Media Studies and Production program. The screening went very well, and as usual we followed it with a Q&A session that lasted a good long time.
Marist also treated us and the student veterans in attendance to dinner afterward, where we continued our discussions about the issues that confront student vets, filmmaking, and the power of telling stories.
The best part of the evening was just after the Q&A session, when a member of the Marist Student Veterans Organization presented us with the Marist SVO challenge coin! Our first coin! We couldn’t have been prouder.