Narrative Reporting by Alexander Hurley

Devyn Beloach, Computer Science Major, Sophmore. "I'm only learning Computer Science so that one day I can create my own Video Games. Video Games are like the new books. Those [Video Game] worlds are so immersive and creative that I just want to create one of my own some day, I can't wait."
On March 3rd, Augusta University Department of Communication had screenings for two of famous director David Lynch’s films in one night, The Straight Story and Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me for the department’s ongoing Cinema Series. The two films were shown at the Augusta University Maxwell Theatre located at the college’s Summerville Campus. David Lynch’s The Straight Story playing at 7 p.m and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me playing at 9 p.m. The first of the films The Straight Story released in 1999 is about a World War II veteran played by Richard Farnsworth riding his lawnmower 250 miles across Iowa into Wisconsin to visit his brother after he has suffered a stroke. The second film also by Lynch is Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me is the prequel to the popular television show of the same name. The theatre which was capable of seating a large crowd of people only had filled about 30 seats in use ranging from students, faculty, and members of the community that night. The theatre also gave out coffee and donuts during a short intermission between the two films that were playing that night. When asked about the film The Straight Story, students had several opinions to share being near completely positive. Student Jasmine Garcia said that The Straight Story was in her personal top three David Lynch films and that she loved the film after seeing it for the first time. Student Cynthia Panzella speaking about the quality of the acting in the film, The Straight Story, said “The expressions were so raw!” Claiming that because of this the emotional impact was much greater. Student Drew Thomas said that The Straight Story’s message about family sticking together will stay with him for a long time. The Augusta University Department of Communication’s Cinema Series does not have any future events announced at the moment.

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