The UnLonely Film Festival: Best of Fest
My College Transition
The glory days of college life are supposed to begin when you arrive as a freshman, right? It turns out that juggling assignments, fitting in and finding friends adds up to a major readjustment. Everyone on social media makes it look like a piece of cake, but loneliness is more common than many think. Here’s a lighthearted look at admitting to and conquering college loneliness, 101.
About the FIlmmaker
Emery, whose hometown is Montclair, New Jersey, is finishing her freshman year at Cornell’s Architecture Art Planning program. Her dream job, she says, is to be an art director: “…simply the possibility of working with a big team of creatives, surrounded by those ready to make something beautiful, just gets my blood pumping!”
Dive Even Deeper
Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…
- Choreograph and video-record a dance in your own home. Be thoughtful about the music and the choreography. What are you trying to express?
- Commit to cinema verité on your social media platforms for a week or more. Instead of posting only the highlights of your life, including some of the everyday realities—instead of showing off that beautifully plated salmon at the latest trendy restaurant, focus your camera phone on your Tuesday night cold leftovers instead. Document and celebrate your everyday experience and add an important dose of reality to your social network. Humor helps.