MCC Student-Produced Film Shown in John W. James Studio Theatre

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 14, 2005) -Two separate screenings of The Southernmost Point, a 50-minute film written and directed by Manatee Community College (MCC) Professor Doug Osman and produced by MCC students and staff, are scheduled at 7 and 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the John W. James Studio Theatre, located off 26th Street West at 60th Avenue West, MCC Bradenton. A question-and-answer session with cast and crew follows each screening.

"The film premiered in the recent 2005 Cine-World Film Festival at Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota. Students in my Film Style Production class did everything from producing, scouting locations, locating and auditioning actors, and finding props and wardrobe. The film has been a year in the making," said Osman.

Eighteen-year-old Kevin Bein, a Cardinal Mooney graduate, has the lead role of Charlie Walden, who finds himself living with his grandmother in Florida after his parents are killed in a tragic car accident. The grandmother, played by MCC graduate Susan Jones Mannino, isn't quite sure she's ready to raise another child. Mannino has appeared in Asolo Theatre and other professional theatre productions. Other cast members are MCC theatre student K.S. Klos and Broadway actress Annie Morrison, who will appear in a new Hal Prince musical that will debut next fall.

Tickets are $5. For more information, call the box office at (941) 752-5252.

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