Black Box film screening

Filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder to answer questions following public showing of the film "Old Fashioned"


The Center for Media Ministry is sponsoring a colloquium featuring a screening of “Old Fashioned” followed by a Q&A with Christian filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Canaday Technology Center Black Box, 306 SW Fourth Street in College Place. The event is free and open to the public.

Swartzwelder will visit the Walla Walla University campus to share his expertise with communications and languages students. Swartzwelder has a long career of writing, producing, directing, and acting. His 2015 film “Old Fashioned” tackles the challenges of Christian dating and courtship in a modern setting. The financially successful film opened on Valentine’s Day 2015 against mainstream films like “50 Shades of Grey.”

“We are particularly happy to have him share his expertise with our students, both undergrad and graduate because of his deep, thoughtful, and responsible perspectives on filmmaking,” says Lynelle Ellis, associate professor of communications and director for the Center of Media Ministry. Swartzwelder will meet with several undergraduate filmmaking classes to discuss the process of bringing a project to life.

Learn more about the WWU Department of Communications and Languages and the master’s degree in media ministry.

Posted February 15, 2017