Dec 19, 2013

Ferguson Center Presents: On Screen/In Person Film Tour Screening of "The Exquisite Corpse Project”

(Newport News, Va.) - CNU's Ferguson Center for the Arts will present a screening of "The Exquisite Corpse Project " as part of the On Screen/In Person film series on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 7 p.m., in the Ferguson Center Concert Hall. The screening is free to CNU students, but a ticket is required for entry. General public tickets are $5. Pre- and post-screening discussions will be held with the film’s director, Ben Popik, and a panel of experts.
Ben Popik brought his former comedy troupe a challenge: the five writers would each write 15 pages of a movie, having read only the previous writer's last five pages. They agreed with one stipulation: if they wrote the movie, he had to make it. The result is this one-of-a-kind narrative-documentary hybrid that is equal parts comedy, children's television show, love story and supernatural adventure. Meanwhile, documentary footage provides an inside look into the creative process and the group dynamics that make collaboration between friends difficult.
Popik is a comedy writer/director, and former member of the sketch group Olde English – with whom he produced more than 150 videos, had a monthly show at the UCB Theatre in New York, and performed at HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival. Olde English also performed at the San Francisco, Toronto and Chicago Sketchfests; was featured in The New York Times; on "Good Morning America"; Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"; and made pilots for Comedy Central and MTV. Popik is currently touring with "The Exquisite Corpse Project."

A program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, On Screen/In Person is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program, Christopher Newport University's Office of the Provost and the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Tickets are available in person or over the phone at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office. Usual fees apply; if purchased in person via cash or check all fees are waived.
General public tickets: $5 per ticket
Group pricing: 10 or more $3 per ticket
Ticket Office Hours:
 Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Ferguson Center Ticket Office phone: (757) 594-8752 

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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