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"58 Harrison Lane," film and talk by director Sprague Theobald

 

Thurday, October 25
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Room D207

Sprague Theobald, an award winning documentary filmmaker, will present and discuss his inspiring documentary about the Woodhall School in Connecticut, a secondary school for boys with such learning differences as ADD, ADHD, PDDNOS, Asperger’s, Tourette’s and dyslexia . In many cases, this school is their last hope. Each young man brings a tragic history of failure with him to the school. He leaves with wisdom, self-esteem and hope. The miracle of this transformation lies in the three behaviors taught at Woodhall: self-reflection, accountability and responsibility. This 40-minute documentary traces the remarkable arc of growth that the boys experience in the Woodhall community.

Sprague Theobald has received both national and international recognition for his work as writer, producer and cinematographer. He won an Emmy award for his America’s Cup documentary. As a documentarian, he and his production company, Hole In The Wall Productions, have worked from Alaska to Zanzibar. He has also worked both in front of and behind the camera for eight years as a broadcast journalist/producer for an NBC affiliate. Recently, he has been concentrating his efforts on more detailed storytelling projects, such as “58 Harrison Lane.”

Theobald is also an expert sailor with more than 40,000 offshore miles under his belt. He is one of the very few to have done a complete circumnavigation of North America. “The Other Side of The Ice” is about the voyage crossing the Northwest Passage (Skyhorse Books/Norton);”The Reach” is his first. A documentary of the trip, "The Other Side of The Ice," will soon be released. Theobald lectures on his passage through the Arctic. He lives and works out of New York.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact The Office of Disability Support Services, FIT-ABLE, at 212-217-4090 or fitable@fitnyc.edu.

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