Doc Night to showcase new nonfiction films by Wright State motion picture students

Students in Wright State University’s Motion Pictures Program will screen their short nonfiction films at Doc Night on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Neon, 130 E. 5th St. in Dayton.

Tickets are $10, and additional donations supporting the Motion Pictures Program will also be accepted.

Doc Night will feature an eclectic mix of provocative, embracing and humorous films exploring young entrepreneurs, the world of industrial marijuana harvesting, a road trip across Ohio exploring roadside attractions, and an Army veteran’s experience as a trumpeter in Vietnam.

A question-and-answer session with the student filmmakers will be held after the screening.

Doc Night will showcase films by Sabian Berdin, Nathanael Blair, Ben Gabriel, Hannah Hall, Barry Kingston, Alex Kuhn, Maddie Pfahler, Jude Powell, Sam Shaffer, Zach Vogt-Lowell, Isaac Warnecke and Sam White.

Doc Night showcases the best short student documentaries from the Documentary Semester of the junior year of the Motion Pictures Program. Students spend the semester learning the art form and producing different types of documentaries. They also learn important skills that help them become future filmmakers.

Many of the documentaries screened at previous Doc Nights have played at film festivals around the country, and past Doc Night filmmakers have gone on to win Emmy and Academy Awards.

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