March 03, 2008
The Celluloid Campus
Case Western Reserve University is no stranger to the big screen. In fact, a 2008 applicant said he first learned about us from a scene in the 1999 movie Being John Malkovich. Case was also mentioned numerous times in the indy flick The Oh in Ohio, and a number of Case students were cast as extras in the film, some with minor speaking roles. Some of our buildings—including Thwing Student Center (above)—can be seen in Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford.
If you choose to attend Case, there’s no guarantee that you’ll see celebrities and film crews on your way to class (though you might spy members of the Footlighters rehearsing scenes on the quad). However, international stardom isn’t entirely out of the question. A group of engineering majors will appear on the Science Channel for their work on Dexter, Case’s robotic vehicle.
Are you a film buff? At Case you won’t be the only one. The Case Film Society offers screenings throughout the semester, as well as special events like the 36-hour Sci-Fi Film Marathon. Case students frequent the renowned Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, located just a few steps from the North Campus residence halls. Also, the Cedar Lee Theater is close to campus and shows first-run independent features.
Posted by tlm42 at March 3, 2008 03:33 PM
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