IN-PERSON: Director Kristin E. Catalano – Q&A after the film.

Director: Kristin E. Catalano

Country: USA

Run Time: 75 mins

When: Saturday May 14 at 4:45

Where: Sie FilmCenter


From the film’s official site:

After fifty years away from academia, 85-year-old WWII Vet, Clarence Garrett, returns to the University of WI-Milwaukee to fulfill his biggest regret–not earning his Bachelor’s Degree. While Clarence’s drive and determination are idealistic, the reality of his age is undeniable; consequently, when unforeseen medical circumstances thrust Clarence into the emergency room, he is forced to abandon his goal of becoming a college graduate in order to survive an operation with deadly complications.

About the Director:

Kristin Catalano was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting, and then to follow, UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting Program, where she emerged with her Master’s Degree. In addition, she has received screenwriting awards, including the Jay Grossman Comedy Writing Award and the Larry Thor Memorial Award.

Storytelling is Kristin’s passion, and although writing is her forte, she consistently takes on many roles in order to bring her vision to life. Most recently, she was the writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and producer for her first feature-length documentary entitled Clarence.