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Driver Lecture to feature filmmaker, editor Sharon Mooney

Sharon A. Mooney

Sharon A. Mooney

Esteemed filmmaker and editor Sharon A. Mooney will be the featured speaker for the 2018 Driver Lecture on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Theatre at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public.

Mooney is currently on the faculty of the prestigious School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, and has previously taught at the School of Visual Arts and DePaul University.

An advocate for female filmmakers, Mooney has co-directed two events at LMU celebrating their accomplishments. Cinema on the Fringe: 1960s Exploitation and its Legacies, a two-day book talk and film screening, explored the exploitation industry and the female body. Grrrls on Film, a three-day film and music festival, recognized films directed by women and celebrated the rock and Riot Grrrl scenes.

As a filmmaker, Mooney works in experimental, narrative, and documentary portraiture, all focused on investigating desire and the human condition. Her short videos and installations have screened internationally in festivals and galleries. Her latest short film recently premiered at The Big Muddy Film Festival.

Mooney earned her M.F.A. in Photo, Video, and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts and her B.A. in Electronic Media from Xavier University. After years of experience working in various aspects of film and television, she settled into post-production as her niche. Her work as an editor includes the short films Quiver, Bull Mountain Lookout, and Helpless, and a book trailer for My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen. She also co-edited the pilot for Bug Bites, a children’s TV show distributed by American Public Media, and shot an Arts and Entertainment video for The Washington Post. She is currently in pre-production on a new short film titled Marla.

The Annual Driver Lecture is sponsored by the Randolph College Department of Communication Studies, and is part of the Sara Driver ’77 Digital Filmmaking Course and Lecture Series, funded by Martha (Lou) Miller Driver ’50.

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