Randolph-Macon College will host a screening of filmmaker Fivel Rothberg’s “House
Devil, Street Angel” on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Andrews Hall Multi-purpose Room, located at 420 Henry Street. Rothberg will
introduce the 30-minute film and host a question-and-answer session after the screening.
This event is free and open to the public.
Inspired by the feminist tenet, “the personal is political,” this autobiographical
documentary looks at the filmmaker’s relationships with his son and father in order
to address the root causes of abusive relationships and mental illness in his life
and open up possibilities for change. An intensely personal experience, “House Devil,
Street Angel” asks viewers to question notions of abuse, fatherhood and masculinity
as multiple generations of fathers and sons pursue their own directions. The themes
are bound together through Rothberg’s search for answers about the past and a pursuit
to embody a different type of man than his father.
Rothberg is a father, media maker, producer, educator and activist who earned his
MFA in integrated media arts at Hunter College. He is currently using “House Devil,
Street Angel” as a consciousness-raising tool regarding the intimate subjects it
raises, including abuse, fatherhood, masculinity and mental illness. In addition,
a viral video he co-directed has more than 270,000 views on YouTube and encourages
men to non-violently intervene against street harassment.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology,
Film Studies, Residence Life and Housing,
and the First-Year Experience program. For more
information, contact Professor Kimberly Borchard at (804) 752-7284 or Professor
Reber Dunkel at (804) 752-3105.