March 07, 2013
Film Professor Awarded Best Documentary Film
The Independent Filmmakers Showcase has announced that Lives Interrupted: Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story directed by Marymount Professor Bruce Schwartz has been awarded the Best Documentary Film in its IFS Film Festival 2013 Awards. A screening of the film will be held at 6:45 p.m. on March 27th with the red carpet and award ceremony held at 6:30 p.m. on March 28th at the Laemmle’s Music Hall Cinema.
Written and directed by Schwartz, this documentary film reflects on the shooting of two Marymount College film students who were gunned down in a robbery in 1994. The Ito/Matsuura Film Series, held annually at the College, honors their memories with a series of the best in independent cinema. The Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) is an organization founded to promote and support the creation and distribution of quality independent filmmaking.