Titan Indie Film Series to Show Rocket Science
January 11, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Student Activities
will present Rocket Science on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher
The event is free and open to the public.
The film is about Hal Hefner (Reece Daniel Thompson), a New Jersey teenager who endures
the usual trials of his age and also puts up with his dysfunctional family. Encouraged
by his crush, high school debate team star Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), Hal joins
the debate team despite that he stutters when he speaks, counting on his intelligence
and wit to help him succeed in both competition and love.
Written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz, Rocket Science is the winner of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award and was nominated
for Sundance’s 2007 Grand Jury prize. Rocket Science is also nominated in several
categories in the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards.
Rocket Science is rated R. For more information, visit the Office of Student Activities Web site
at http://www.iwu.edu/activities or call (309) 556-3850.
Contact: Jessica Block, (309) 556-3181