Friday, Jul 19, 2019

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OTG Film Fest

Visit ohio.edu/alumni/onthegreen for 2016 Film Festival showtimes.

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On The Green Film Festival to celebrate decade classics

A wise young man once said, “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you know what iconic 1980’s movie coined that phrase, you’ll be ecstatic about this year’s lineup for the On The Green Film Festival at the Athena May 19-21.

“Our annual Film Festival is bringing some of my personal favorites back to the big screen,” said Ali Wills, assistant director for strategic partnerships with the OHIO Alumni Association. “Everyone loves spring in Athens; so after a long day of outdoor activities it’s nice too cool off and relax with popcorn and few timeless flicks.”

So if you have the need—the need for classics on the silver screen—look no further.

Thursday, May 19—

5 p.m.  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Friday, May 20—

5 p.m.   Bad News Bears (1976)

7:30 p.m.   All the President’s Men (1976)

Saturday, May 21—

5 p.m.   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

7:30 p.m.   Top Gun (1986)

All OTG Film Festival tickets are $3 if purchased online, or $5 at the door.

Other exciting On The Green Weekend events run May 18-22, and include Alumni College courses, local tours, BBQ, Jazz Concert on College Green, Bobcat Dash 5K, Cruise-In at the Convo classic car show, “OH, I dO” vow renewal ceremony, professional development conference for young OHIO professionals and more.

For a full schedule, including locations, times and individual event costs, visit ohio.edu/alumni/onthegreen. Share your photos, memories and excitement with us using #OTG2016 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Alumni College class will dissect disturbing photographs
By McKenzie Powell

This year’s On The Green Weekend will feature several stimulating classes as a part of Alumni College 2016, including No One Wants to See That: Images that Disturb by Stan Alost.

Alost, professor and assistant director of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Visual Communication, will be using this course to discuss unsettling images made and published by photojournalists and news organizations.

“I hope people get an insight into the decision processes in journalism, the importance of photojournalism to democracy, an understanding of the responsibility photojournalists feel, and a better sense of how to judge the visual information they see,” Alost said.

Due to years of experience teaching and working in the media industry, Alost truly understands the importance of photojournalism and ethics in our society and wants to continue spreading this knowledge.

“I hope this class helps challenge Alumni College participants’ commons beliefs while enriching their understanding of media,” Alost said.

Alumni College courses will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 in Baker University Center. To view an updated schedule of events and register for On the Green Weekend, visit ohio.edu/alumni/onthegreen/