A sister. A brother. And the film that made them family again.
With the director
Q-and-A to follow the screening.
Location: Library, Room #921
Time: 19:00, Doors open at 18:30
Date: June 14, 2023
In “LOST CHILD?” filmmaker Gregory Ruzzin invites you along on a lighthearted journey as he uses his camera to bridge an ever-widening gap between himself and his sister Alyssa, whom he sees only at obligatory family Christmases. What begins as Ruzzin’s attempt to salvage his withering relationship with his younger sister evolves into a journey of discovery, resulting in a vibrant and moving portrait of Alyssa Ruzzin, who struggles with epilepsy and a developmental disability as she makes a life for herself in Evanston, Illinois.
Filmmaker Gregory Ruzzin is an Associate Professor of Film Production at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. He teaches courses in fiction and documentary film directing. In 2022 Ruzzin was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation
Fellowship for his project “SMALL WORLD THIS: Cycling, Climate Change, and Japan,” which explores the relationships between energy, cycling and the environment. He is hosted by the Department of English Studies at Sophia University and can be reached at gregory.ruzzin@LMU.edu.
After the screening Gregory Ruzzin will discuss the film with Department of English Studies lecturer Davey Young, an expert on inclusive education. Q-and-A moderated by filmmaker John Williams.
This event is hosted by the Institute of American and Canadian Studies and the Department of English Studies - in collaboration with the Institute of Comparative Culture.