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Crew filming on location for the documentary God Knows Where I Am by Jedd and Todd Wider. Photo courtesy the filmmakers.

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.

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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

For over sixteen years, TODD and JEDD WIDER have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the 2012 King’s Point nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; the multiple Primetime Emmy Awarding winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) directed by Alex Gibney; the Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011) directed by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon; the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) directed by Alex Gibney, 2008 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary and 2009 Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary; Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) directed by Alex Gibney; the 2008 Sundance favorite Kicking It (2007) broadcast by ESPN, about the Homeless World Cup soccer tournament; the POV film A Dream in Doubt (2007) about the first post 9/11 revenge killing; Morgan Spurlock’s What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) about our obsession with materialism and consumption; the critically acclaimed Beyond Conviction (2006) directed by Rachel Libert, about restorative justice and victim-offender mediation in the Pennsylvania prison system, broadcast on MSNBC; and Paul Cronin’s A Time to Stir
 about the Columbia University student uprisings in 1968.

In 2011, Todd Wider and Jedd Wider were each nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Wider’s commitment to social justice through film has been and remains informed by their respective professional endeavors.

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  • Program in Visual Arts
  • Princeton Garden Theater