Coe Marquis Series presents "Rural Route Film Festival"

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
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2018-04-06 14:02:27 - General

Rural Route Film FestivalScreenwriter and Coe alumnus Alan Webber will present the "Rural Route Film Festival" in a Coe College Marquis Series event. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at CSPS, located at 1103 Third St. SE in Cedar Rapids. Marquis Series patrons can purchase individual tickets for $15, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets for this performance will only be available at the door.

A native of Elkader, Iowa, Alan Webber started making VHS movies at an early age. After graduating from Coe in 1998, Webber earned his master's degree from New School University in New York City while apprenticing under renowned indie director Hal Hartley. Webber's short films include "Day is Done," "Hawkeye Fever" and "Adventures of the Brooklyn Hipster Superhero" along with narrative music videos for the rock bands Japanther, Federation-X, The Silver Jews and Akron/Family.

The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city. Since 2002, the Rural Route Film Festival has been centered in New York City, where both founders – originally from Iowa – met working in the film industry. 

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to Cedar Rapids for the benefit of the entire community.

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