Renowned Filmmaker Leads Discussion at The Little

RIT Speakers Film Series examines documentary on high school football

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Malcolm Spaull

Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member and renowned filmmaker Malcolm Spaull will lead an intimate discussion on filmmaking as part of the RIT Speakers Film Series at The Little Theatre in Rochester.

Spaull, chair of the School of Film and Animation, will lead a discussion on the film Undefeated. The film begins at 6:50 p.m. May 14, with the discussion following the documentary. The film and discussion are part of The Little’s $5 Mondays.

The talks are structured so both casual viewers and film enthusiasts have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the films in the series. The series aims to help participants gain a better understanding of films—with behind-the-scenes stories and experiences or general analysis.

The film Undefeated documents a single season in the life of a high school football team in impoverished North Memphis, Tenn. The Oscar-nominated film is a sports documentary that explores the game and the daunting challenges young people face as athletes.

Spaull specializes in all aspects of live action and animated digital moving images. He is an expert in filmmaking and cinema and an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been seen on HBO, Showtime, the Learning Channel and other regional and national cable networks. His field of expertise includes digital video, documentary film, electronic cinema, new media, interactive multimedia, computer animation and digital compositing.

About the Little Theatre Film Society

The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The nonprofit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks. For more information on The Little, go to