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Carroll faculty guided production of film

September 26, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS. — A showing of the film “Fractured,” which was produced by a college student, will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall of Carroll University’s Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.

Humanity LogoIn the film, Julie, a high school senior, is contrasted with the character Laura she plays in “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. Both Julie and Laura must cope with an overbearing parent, abandonment and disappointment. As the film progresses, the reality of Julie’s life begins to fracture. “Fractured” interprets the volatility of deteriorating family relationships, the painful effects of repression and the obsessive search for credibility in contemporary American society through Williams’ observations and personal reflections recorded nearly 70 years ago.
The film is written and directed by Matthew Klein with an original score composed by Travis Reynolds. Klein, a 2012 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School, is a film major at Emerson College in Boston. He said, “I have been lucky enough to create this film under the guidance of faculty at Carroll University. I fell in love with Tennessee Williams’ writing and I want to share this love through the medium I am most experienced in – film.”

This event is part of Carroll’s yearlong exploration of Humanity. In classrooms, workshops, lectures, discussions and through the performing arts, the campus community will examine how war, ethics, science, religion, hunger, abuse and lack of civility affect our humanity, both individually and collectively.

For more information, contact Josie de Hartog, director of Academic Engagement, at 262.524.7655 or


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