WSC Student Film To Premier At The Majestic Tuesday

WAYNE – A 20-minute film which fulfills an honors thesis requirement will be showcased in early September in downtown Wayne.

According to a release from Wayne State College, ‘Sigmund and Dora’ is an original film by Shelby Hagerdon. The film will premier on Tuesday, September 1 at the Majestic Theatre located at 310 Main Street in Wayne. Hagerdon is from Smithland, Iowa and is a senior at Wayne State College.

The evening will begin with a red carpet and press event at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. screening and a 7:30 p.m. question and answer session. CDC guidelines for cinemas will be followed, including ushered seating, 50% capacity, parties no larger than six seated together, no concessions and masks required.

This event is free as seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘Sigmund and Dora’ dramatizes Sigmund Freud’s historical case study. The film is set in early twentieth century Vienna where Ida Bauer seeks therapy after being diagnosed with hysteria. ‘Sigmund and Dora’ will analyze themes of women’s health, sexual assault and the perception of women in history. Ida Bauer is played by Abby Lincoln of Sergeant Bluff, IA and Sigmund Freud is played Rob Merritt of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Hagerdon’s last film, ‘The Offer’, was one of 16 selected for the 2020 BisonBison Film Festival, a national collegiate competition.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael White, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at 402-375-7595.