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Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott to visit UNI

October 14, 2011

Christopher Martin, interim head, Department of Communication Studies, 319-273-6118,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott will visit the University of Northern Iowa to screen two of her works. She will show her Academy Award-nominated film "The Collector of Bedford Street" at 8 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 24, followed by Q&A in Lang Hall Auditorium. At 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Elliott will host a screening of "Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy," at 109 Center for Multicultural Education in the upper level of the Maucker Union, followed by Q&A and light refreshments. Alice Elliott

Elliott has worked in theater, film and television for more than 35 years. She is a published and produced playwright of both adult and children's plays. As a performer, she appeared on ABC's daytime drama "LOVING" for 10 years and appeared in two feature films including "Four Friends," directed by Arthur Penn. Elliott is an associate teacher at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Elliott is the inaugural visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series.  The goal of the series is to bring America's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI.  The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, and directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor in the department.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christopher Martin, interim head of Communication Studies, at 319-273-6118 or