Atrium School

Excellence with Joy

Atrium Film Festival Celebrates 35 Years

On January 6, Atrium hosted our first-ever Film Festival in celebration of our 35th anniversary. Atrium alumni, faculty, parents and friends came together to view the works of four Atrium community members, celebrating themes we hold dear at Atrium: arts, self-discovery, activism, and social justice.  

Head of School Marshall Carter welcomed guests saying, “We’ve gathered here through the day to celebrate three and a half decades of ‘excellence with joy’ in the education of young people. In 1982, could anyone have imagined that we’d be here today, gathered at Brandeis to watch award-winning films created by members of the Atrium community?”

The answer was a resounding YES.

 (L–R): Head of School Marshall Carter; Lucas, subject of Lost in the Bewilderness; Alexandra Anthony, filmmaker of Lost in the Bewilderness; Noah Bartel, filmmaker of The Young Armenian.

(L–R): Head of School Marshall Carter; Lucas, subject of Lost in the Bewilderness; Alexandra Anthony, filmmaker of Lost in the Bewilderness; Noah Bartel, filmmaker of The Young Armenian.

Held in the Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University, the Festival featured four films made by Atrium alumni and alumni parents: The Young Armenian by filmmaker Noah Bartel ‘08; My Louisiana Love by director, co-producer and co-writer Sharon Linezo Hong P'20 and '24; Lost in the Bewilderness, by filmmaker Alexandra Anthony P'05; and Golden Globe nominee MUDBOUND, by cinematographer Rachel Morrison ‘90.

An attendee noted, “What a tribute to Atrium and our alumni and alumni parents. I will remember those movies for a very long time—fascinating and moving.”

In spring 2018, two more events will honor Atrium’s 35 years, including an art exhibition and a day of service on the Charles River. For more information, visit our 35th Anniversary page.