The Princeton Garden Theatre will screen Jedd ’89 and Todd Wider’s ’86 documentary film, God Knows Where I Am, on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Cinema Today series organized by Professor of Visual Art Joe Scanlan and Mike Kamison, programming director of the Garden Theatre. The Widers and actor Lori Singer will participate in a Q&A session immediately following the screening.
God Knows Where I Am follows the story of Linda Bishop as she survives for nearly four months on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest New Hampshire winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Tickets are free for Princeton University students, faculty, and staff — Princeton University ID will be needed to pick up your tickets at the box office that evening. Tickets are $6-11 for the public and are available at the Garden Theatre Box Office in person or online.
Cinema Today, the Lewis Center for the Arts’ new film series, invites some of the world’s most exciting directorial talents to the Princeton Garden Theatre. Featuring contemporary filmmakers eager to share their work, insights, and experience with the Princeton community. Some screenings are stand-alone, while four evenings include a film screening and a freewheeling question-and-answer session with the directors. Through discussions of formal aesthetics, narrative techniques, and social commitments, the series tackles many pressing issues at the heart of cinema today.
The series is supported through the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series fund. Sacret Young is a 1969 graduate of Princeton and an author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, winning two WGA Awards. He is perhaps best known for co-creating, along with William F. Broyles Jr., China Beach, the critically acclaimed ABC-TV drama series about medics and nurses during the Vietnam War, and for his work on the television drama The West Wing. Young has also received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award, and his original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his fifth Humanitas Prize nomination.