West Virginia University will host the 1999/2000FollowersCollege and University Tour next week. The single showing of Jonathan M. FlickersFollowersis scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballroom.
The film will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers.
Winner of the Spirit of Independents Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival,Followerswas inspired by a series of racial hazing incidents. The film focuses on three friends who pledge an exclusive fraternity. The friendship disintegrate when one of the friends is not accepted because he is black, and the fraternity president forces the white friends to target their African American friend through dangerous, racially motivated hazing.
Followershas received national acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter and Filmmaker Magazine.
Student Organization Services is urging all campus fraternities and sororities to send leaders and members to the screening.