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"Di Passaggio" in Reflector Magazine

"Di Passaggio" in Reflector Magazine

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Published by James Kicklighter
Article on director James Kicklighter's "Di Passaggio" from Reflector Magazine.
Article on director James Kicklighter's "Di Passaggio" from Reflector Magazine.

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Published by: James Kicklighter on Mar 31, 2011
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James Kicklighter, a junior public relations ma-jor, has been a very busy person or the past yearor so. He serves as a member o the CLASS Dean’sStudent Advisory Board, Publicity coordinator orthe SGA, and he just wrapped up production a newdocumentary.Kicklighter served as director and producer o the lm “Di Passaggio.” Te 65-minute documentary revolves around the lives o students Leslie Beard,Ansley Brackett, Matt Kines, John DiPietro as wellas Kicklighter as they travel across Italy during aSummer 2008 study abroad program.Accoring to the lm’s web site, “Di Passaggio” isbased on the journals o Scott Singleton, who is cur-rently pursuing a degree in English rom KennesawState University, and Preston Johnson, who took hisrst trip to Montepulciano, Italy at the age o 24.Matt Kines, currently a senior History majorhere at GSU, was in a personal battle o aith andreligion beore going to Italy. For him, “Di Passaggio”chronicles his journey rom a disconnection withGod to a newly ound aith.O his uture plans to travel, Kines said “I’mcondent enough in my ability to go somewhereand eel comortable doing it by mysel, now thatI’ve done it. I don’t know why I should eel that way,but I eel like I can do it anyway.”Kines added that he has already seen the lm,and he had much praise or the work o Kicklighterand the “Di Passaggio” crew.“I think that James did a really good job o capturing the importance o Pompeii and how heincorporated death and dealing with things withPompeii,” Kines said.“He [Kicklighter] carried a camera everywhere.He basically lmed this movie on site by himsel with very limited access to others people’s opin-ions,” Kines said. “So, considering all these actors,James did a wonderul job creating questions andcreating perspectives o people, and bringing it alltogether.”Kicklighter added that many o the stories thathe would have liked to explore “were le on thecutting room foor”“Te post-production process rom July to nowhas been very intensive because we shot about 60hours o ootage to bring down into 65 minutes,”Kicklighter said. “nding those stories, and nding
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