Arcadia University Presents Faculty Film 'The Dostoyevsky Man,' Sept. 16

Glenside, PA –Sept. 11, 2012—Arcadia University presents The Dostoyevsky Man, a film written, produced and directed by Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell, Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Arcadia University’s MainStage Theater, located at the Spruance Fine Arts Center, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. The event is free and open to the public.

With the golden age of the television teleplay in mind, The Dostoyevsky Man is a feature-length movie that is part told story, part direct-to-camera jeremiad, and part reenactment—shot entirely on an iPhone. Seth Reichgott, a Barrymore Award-winner and Helen Hayes-nominated actor, co-starred and co-directed the film.

The story follows Gilbert Findlay who has lost his job as a Russian literature professor. In a state of desperation, he quotes his favorite book, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground: “I am a sick man. I am an angry man.” Reduced to working the counter at the 99¢ Burger, he hatches a plot to win his job back. He takes his best student, the college dean, and the work-study janitor hostage to deliver the lecture he hopes will demonstrate his true worth and lead to reinstatement.

For more information, contact Larry Loebell at larry@loebell.com.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)

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