Extra Credit: The Princess Bride

Monday, March 18 at @ 6pm

While sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate's quest to be reunited with his true love.

Extra Credit is a collaboration between Ragtag and the University of Missouri's The Connector. Once a month, we screen a film and different researchers join us to expand on some aspect of a movie.

Free for members! Regular prices for non-members.

Meet the panelists! Robert Greene, Kate Busselle, Monika Fischer

Robert Greene

Robert Greene's latest critically acclaimed film BISBEE '17 premiered at Sundance, will air on PBS's P.O.V. and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2018 Gotham Awards. His previous films include the Sundance award winning KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (2016), the Gotham Awards nominated ACTRESS (2014) and the Gotham Awards nominated KATI WITH AN I (2010). Robert was an inaugural Sundance Art of Nonfiction fellow in 2015 and has been thrice nominated for Best Director at the Cinema Eye Honors. He has edited many films, including HER SMELL (2019), GOLDEN EXITS (2017), QUEEN OF EARTH (2015) and LISTEN UP PHILIP (2014) by Alex Ross Perry, Amanda Rose Wilder's award winning APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT (2014), Charles Poekel's Spirit Awards nominated CHRISTMAS, AGAIN (2015) and Douglas Tirola's HEY BARTENDER (2013). Robert writes for Sight & Sound and is the Filmmaker-in-Chief for the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Kate Busselle

Kate is a 4th-year doctoral candidate (ABD) and Graduate Instructor at the University of Missouri pursuing her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. She is also Adjunct Faculty in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Stephens College. Kate researches the performance of violence committed by women on stage, screen, and in other forms of media. Kate is an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) with certifications in unarmed combat, rapier & dagger, quarterstaff, single sword, broadsword, broadsword and shield, knife, and theatrical firearms safety.

Monika Fischer

Monika Fischer is a Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri in the German & Russian Studies Department. She is also an affiliate in the Center for the Digital Globe where she serves as the program director of the Digital Global Studies certificate for undergraduates.

She has traveled widely and developed a passion for global learning and experiential education. While in Mongolia, she was intrigued by the unique interplay of Mongolian oral culture and songs. This interest has sparked her research with indigenous oral cultures and digital storytelling, in which she examines how stories affect people and create identities and cultures.