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See the Sundance Winner

November 13, 2008


A favorite at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Lance Hammer's film Ballast will be screened exclusively for the Drexel community on November 13th. Winning awards for Dramatic Directing and Excellence in Cinematography, The New York Times calls the film "a startlingly assured, pitch-perfect first feature." All Drexel students, faculty and staff are invited to this special premiere of Ballast in the Bossone Auditorium at 8 PM on the 13th. After the screening, Lance will discuss the unique ways he made the film and how he is bypassing traditional Hollywood distribution to market his film.

Set in the Mississippi Delta, Ballast is about three people's efforts to triumph over tragedy and circumstance in an impoverished small town. Hammer made his movie with a cast of ordinary people-not trained actors-and created his superb soundtrack from the sounds and rhythms of life in the rural deep-South. Click these links to read rave reviews from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and NPR.

The screening and director's Q&A are free, but a Drexel ID is required for entry. For more information on Ballast visit:


  • Ballast screening and Q & A with Lance Hammer
  • Thursday, November 13, 8 PM
  • Bossone Auditorium (3120 Market St.)
  • Open to the Drexel community only, Drexel ID required
  • For more information, call 215-895-1029