Carl Seaton and writer/actor Kenny Young will screen their film
"One Week" at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the lower-level screening room,
McEwen 011. The R-rated, 97-minute film addresses the issue of HIV
Young will participate in a discussion after the screening, where
they expect to discuss how to shoot your first feature film, offer
tips for breaking into the business and give advice regarding survival
in the industry. They will also be guest speakers in Eleanor Cowen's
Film Production class at 1 p.m.
won the Blockbuster Audience Award and the Lincoln Filmmaker Trophy
at the 2000 Acapulco Black Film Festival. It follows Varon Thomas
(played by Young), a man who finds out he has HIV just a week before
he expects to marry.
"It's an issue
the black community is uncomfortable accepting but the HIV virus
and AIDS is very much a part of our community and we have to deal
with," Seaton explained in an interview when the film was first
chronicles a week in the lives of two best friends who are told
their names have been listed by a former sexual partner who has
the HIV virus. It was filmed with a budget of just under $1 million
in 16 days in Chicago in 1999.