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WIU Student to Screen Short Film 'Evanescent' April 30

April 24, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University senior broadcasting major, film minor Thaddeus Fifer, of Chicago Heights, IL, will screen his short film "Evanescent" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Simpkins Hall, room 220.

"Evanescent" is the first short film written and directed by Fifer. It tells the story of a young man facing his inner demons after a fateful encounter with a stranger. The chilling car ride through the countryside reveals a great deal about both men and their true intentions.

"The final destination is already determined, but only one of them knows that," said Fifer.

"Evanescent" is the second short film released this academic year written and directed by film minors at WIU. In November 2018, junior political science major, film minor Sam Wheelhouse, of Springfield, IL, premiered "Undivided," a short documentary film on activism and social responsibility.

Both films are final projects of ENG 409, an independent study that film minors can take with Roberta Di Carmine, a WIU film professor and coordinator of the interdisciplinary film minor.

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