Acclaimed filmmaker slated to give presentation

Peter Bratt and the movie poster for his film La Mission.
Peter Bratt and the movie poster for his film La Mission.
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Director, screenwriter and producer Peter Bratt will give a presentation for the Professionals of Color Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 2.

“A Conversation with Peter Bratt,” will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center. The event is approved for LIB 100 and 201 classes.

Bratt’s first film, “Follow Me Home,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 and focuses on social issues faced by five urban individuals. In his second film, “La Mission,” Bratt tells a story about conquering societal ills and explores the intersection of race and sexual orientation.

Bratt co-founded 5 Stick Films, Inc. alongside his brother, actor Benjamin Bratt, and "La Mission" was the first film created by the company. The film will be shown September 23-27 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center theater.

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and WGVU Public Media and is in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Visit www.gvsu.edu/oma for more information.