MEDIA ADVISORY

Blair Witch Project Director, MC Alumnus Eduardo Sanchez to Speak at the College Thursday Evening

WHAT
Screening, conversation with Montgomery College alumnus Eduardo Sanchez, director of The Blair Witch Project.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 27

6:30 p.m.:    Screening of the Blair Witch Project
7:50 p.m.:    Conversation with director Eduardo Sanchez
8:30 p.m.:    Reception

WHERE:
Montgomery College
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

WHO:
Eduardo Sanchez’s interest in filmmaking began at an early age. He worked on films throughout high school and then enrolled at Montgomery College where he flourished in film courses. He continued his studies in film at the University of Central Florida, graduating in 1994.

In 1997, Sanchez and a close friend, Daniel Myrick, got together and started production on the most successful movie (budget to gross) to date, The Blair Witch Project (1999). It was a worldwide hit and won numerous awards––including from the Cannes Film Festival––and has become one of the most recognized films of all time. Sanchez continues to write and direct feature films and television and is the executive producer of the most recent movie in the franchise, Blair Witch (2016).

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

 

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