Film Club

The Film Club watches Independent, Foreign, Documentary and Hollywood films. After each film, we discuss it as a group. All WIU students are welcome at our meetings. For information about meetings, contact the Film Club president Matt Gedraitis (mj-gedraitis@wiu.edu) or Faculty Advisor AJ Rocca (aj-rocca@wiu.edu)

Fall 2023 Meetings and Film Screenings

Location: Morgan Hall 109
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • September 8: Loving Vincent
  • September 22: 8 1/2
  • October 6: Mr. Jones
  • October 20: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
  • November 3: All That Jazz
  • November 17: Pink Flamingos
  • December 1: Midnight Cowboy


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Film Minor Newsletters



  • The Film Minor Generated 11 donations totaling $225 for the Western Challenge in Spring 2017 with a video they created!
  • Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, Winner, 2017 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, Western Illinois University, April 17, 2017
  • Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, Winner, 2012-2013 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, Western Illinois University, April 22, 2013
  • Winner, Most Improved Small Student Organization, 2011–2012

Event Highlights

The Film Club has sponsored and co-sponosored multiple events including University film screenings featuring the film's writer/director/producer, film festivals at the local theater, an activities fair, and a film trivia event.

Film Minor Screens Short Film "Evanescent"

Students at Film Minor Screening

Film Minor Thaddeus Fifer Screens His Short Film "Evanescent" starring English Grad Student Dakota Carlson. This film was a final project of ENG 409, an independent study that film minors can take with Roberta Di Carmine. Read the news release for additional information.

Students Create Video to Promote Film Minor

Film Minor students

Some incredible film students created a short video about the Film Minor. The film was used to promote the 2017 Purple and Gold Day. Learn more about the Film Minor.

Presentation of "The Bootlegger"

Henry Wagle and wife

Filmmaker Ryan Walker (former WIU student) presented his nonfiction film "The Bootlegger" alongside his wife, Kate Walker, who is producer and assistant director of the film. "The Bootlegger" is a nonfiction film on Kelly Wagle, famous gangster-folk hero of Colchester, Illinois, and based on the book by John E. Hallwas. Learn more about "Kelly" Wagle - The Bootlegger and what the film's trailer at https://www.visitforgottonia.com/kelly-wagle-bootlegger/.

Michael Caplan's acclaimed documentary, "Algren, The Movie"

Through the film, Caplan profiles Nelson Algren, a successful Chicago writer who has been admired by many well-known novelists, including Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Kurt Vonnegut and Salmon Rushdie. Read the news release for additional information .