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Lenoir-Rhyne University Young Adult Literature and Film Series: The Hunger Games

Wed Oct 23 2013

Costuming and make-up, which played key roles in conveying the themes of the dystopian novel, The Hunger Games, to the silver screen will be featured in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Young Adult Literature and Film Series on Nov. 1 and 2.

A “fan who went pro,” Cheralyn Lambeth, actress and costumer, kicks off this year’s series in a discussion of her professional experiences with costuming and publicity for The Hunger Games movie. Dr. Amy Sturgis, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s own dystopian writer, will interview Lambeth at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1 in the Belk Centrum on LR’s campus. After the interview, Lambeth will entertain questions and share examples of her costuming work.

Lambeth, who credits her work in the film, television, and entertainment industry to her early love of Star Wars, studied at the UNC-Chapel Hill and The Julliard School. She performed Off-Broadway with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth. As a costumer, she’s made Muppet costumes and created costumes and props for Paramount theme shows. Credits behind and in front of the camera include The Patriot, The New World, Evan Almighty, Leatherheads, and Blood Done Sign My Name. Her most recent work includes costuming work on a promotional shoot for the film The Hunger Games, and on the Showtime television series, Homeland.

Also on Nov. 1, professional make-up artist Jennifer McCollom, whose credits include recent films Army Wives, Leatherheads, Talladega Nights, and June Bug, will discuss her experiences working on The Hunger Games film in an interview with Sturgis at noon in the Bear’s Lair Atrium, followed by a period for questions and demonstration of her make-up techniques.

McCollom, a native of Wilmington, graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a minor in Physics. Her first film, Taking Liberty, was filmed in Winston-Salem. She worked next on local favorites Dead Inn and Last Lives. McCollum then spent time at Westmore Make-up Academy in Los Angeles. Most recently her credits include Homeland, The Conjuring, The Hunger Games, and Reckless, a new show for CBS based in Charleston, SC.

The Young Adult Literature and Film Series began with the University’s popular Harry Potter Festival in 2011. The festival, held in 2011 and 2012, featured a scholarly look at the works of author J.K. Rowling as well as co-curricular adventures with wizard rock bands, quidditch matches, and trivia games. A favorite among fans of the featured literature, the trivia game returns this fall at 2 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Rudisill Library. Registration is required at the following website:  http://library.lr.edu/hgtrivia.

The film, based on the first book in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, will be shown on Nov. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Belk Centrum. In addition to the popularity of the series among young adults attending Lenoir-Rhyne, the movie was filmed predominantly in the region, including the Henry Mill River Village outside of Hickory and forests around Asheville. The second film based on the trilogy, Catching Fire, is scheduled for general release on Nov. 22.

The Young Adult Literature and Film Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Katie Fisher, Dean of Students, at 828-328-7246.

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