March 17, 2011

Advance Notice

Va. Tech shooting survivor to present his film

A still from the movie

A still from the film "Living for 32."

The Department of Film and Media Studies presents two screenings of the film "Living for 32," on Tuesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. in White Hall Room 205 and 7:30 p.m. in White Hall Room 207.

"Living for 32" recounts the April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech massacre through the experiences of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the shootings. The film depicts Goddard's inspirational journey from victim to a passionate advocate of gun control.

Goddard and Maria Cuomo-Cole, the film's producer (and wife of Emory alumnus Kenneth Cole), will attend and speak at the screenings.

"We are honored to host Maria Cuomo-Cole and Colin Goddard, and have the opportunity to talk about the important issues the film raises," says department chair Matthew Bernstein.

Directed by Kevin Breslin, the film was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Goddard and his story have been featured in "Newsweek," the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Good Morning America" among other major media.

The screenings are free and open to the public.

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