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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 3, 2002

(Mahwah) – Filmmaker Todd Solondz, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for his film, Welcome to the Dollhouse, will discuss his life experiences and accomplishments in a lecture at Ramapo College of New Jersey Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Solondz will answer questions from the audience. This program will be followed by a reception.

In 1998, Solondz’s film, Happiness, won the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Last year, Storytelling premiered at the Cannes and New York Film Festivals to much critical acclaim.

In 1981, Solondz earned his B.A. in English from Yale University. He attended the New York University Film School from 1983-1985 and was awarded an honorary degree from NYU in the spring of 2002.

Admission for Solondz’s talk is free. The Sharp Theater is located in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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