The University of Alabama at Birmingham will present the film “Changeover” on Monday, Dec. 12, as part of a university screening and discussion.
Produced by UAB Assistant Professor of Music Technology Craig Brandwein, M.A., a noted filmmaker, music supervisor and producer, the film is directed and co-produced by Estes Tarver. Brandwein teaches in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.
“It is a film that has an encouraging message about how to cope with anxiety, stress, mental illness and overcoming tragedy,” Brandwein said.
Edwin Cook III, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Medical/Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, will attend the screening and participate in a group discussion, along with the filmmakers, other clinical psychologists and students.
“Changeover” follows the life of Haley Thompson as she suffers the loss of her parents in a car accident and is forced to move in with her uncle and his 8-year-old son. Throughout her journey, she must overcome the trauma of the accident, the death of her parents and changing homes. She must rebuild her life from scratch with a single dad and his son.
The screening is set for 7 p.m. in the Hill Student Center’s Alumni Theater. The screening is free and open to the public.
Brandwein has worked in the music business for more than 40 years as a musician, composer, writer, producer and engineer. He has written and produced music for artists, composed music for network television, corporate clients and musical theater, and scored music for film and television.
In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for music composition and arranging, and in 2011 won a Telly Award and a 2012 “People’s Choice” Telly Award for a promotional video. In 2013, a few of his projects were selected for the 56th and 57th Grammy Awards nomination ballot. He co-produced the “Sing with Max” album, which has earned a Mom’s Choice Award and Dove Foundation Seal of Approval. As a film producer, Brandwein has been a key element on “We Remember,” a Holocaust survivor DVD; “Youngsville,” a horror film; “Changeover,” a feature drama; and “Max & Wrigley,” a 3-D animation show in development. He is also a staff producer, songwriter and VP for Center Sound Records.
The film was produced by Assistant Professor of Music Technology Craig Brandwein. Psychology faculty will be on hand to discuss how to cope with adverse circumstances after the film.
UAB Biology professor will be the first of Bham Now’s BOLD Series featured speakers.Local digital media outlet Bham Now is hosting a conversation with UAB’s Jim McClintock, Ph.D. at Avondale Brewing Company on Dec. 6, before he takes off for his 15th trip to the Antarctic.
The discussion will center around Alabama’s drought and its intersection with climate change. He will also speak to his geographical exploration experiences in Antarctica.
The event, sponsored by EBSCO, will be held at Avondale Brewing Company Doors open at 5 p.m. for networking with the program following from 6-7 p.m. Hand-in-Paw will receive 10 percent of all ticket sales. Get tickets here.
McClintock, a biology professor in the UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Biology, has been named an Explorers Club fellow. Fellowship in the organization signifies McClintock’s significant scientific contributions to the field of geographical exploration. The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 to unite explorers through fellowship and to promote field research, furthering the instinct to explore.
McClintock is an authority on the effects of climate change in Antarctica which is detailed in his book Lost Antarctica – Adventures in a Disappearing Land,.
Since 1989 McClintock has led or co-directed fourteen scientific expeditions with the United States Antarctic Programin which he and his research collaborators have become the world’s authorities on Antarctic marine chemical ecology. McClintock has published over 200 scientific publications, and co-edited and co-authored several books related to a multitude of aspects dealing with marine invertebrates.
Kasman will join ASO members for “Quintessential Quintets” to perform two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich.Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman, DMA, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham will perform with members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Kasman is artist-in-residence and teaches in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music. He will perform as part of the ASO’s Concertmaster and Friends series “Quintessential Quintets” in Samford University’s Brock Hall. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m.
His performance partners will be ASO Music Director Carlos Izcaray, cello; ASO concertmaster and violinist Daniel Szasz; ASO assistant concertmaster and violinist Mayumi Masri; and ASO principal violist Michael Fernandez.
The group will perform together two great piano quintets, one from the 19th century by Robert Schumann and one from the 20th century by Dmitry Shostakovich, Kasman says.
“I have been a part of this ASO series for the last three years,” Kasman said. “This is an honor for me, and it is a great pleasure to perform this music with such excellent musicians, some of the very best in their fields in our part of the country.”
For more information, visit the Alabama Symphony Orchestra online at www.alabamasymphony.org.