Filmmakers will screen
'One Week' Feb. 15


Writer/director 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 and AIDS.

Seaton and 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.

"One Week" 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 released.

"One Week" 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.



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