Film Series Named "Best of St. Louis" | Webster University

Film Series Named "Best of St. Louis"

ST. LOUIS, MO (Sept. 29, 2014) - The Riverfront Times (RFT) named the Webster University Film Series “Best Film Series St. Louis 2014.” When asked about the recognition, James Harrison, Film Series director, called it “a very pleasant surprise.”

Dean Eric Rothenbuhler offered congratulations to Harrison and to the Film Series as he shared the news with School of Communications faculty and staff.

"A Century of Film" Series kicks offThe Webster University Film Series has attracted a loyal following due in part to special interest programs and series such as the "Classic French Film Festival," "A Century Through Cinema," "The Israeli/ Palestinian Conflict Through Film and Discussion," and the "St. Louis International Film Festival."

The Film Series screens films year-round, and has presented thousands of films since 1979. The Film Series has also welcomed hundreds of artists, musicians, and technical experts working in professional cinema. Notable guests in recent years have included documentarians such as D.A. Pennebaker, Steve James, and Ken Burns. In 2014, Claymation pioneer Will Vinton and Academy Award-nominated actress and Webster University alumna Marsha Mason have been among the guests of the Webster University Film Series. Guests frequently spend time with students or offer workshops that integrate film with education.

About the School of Communications

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communication. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundations and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs, 14 minors and 14 certificates cover a wide array of communication specialties. They are taught by faculty who are theorists, artists, and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European, and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and along with faculty and alumni, are frequently recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments.

About Webster

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University ( is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The University is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.