Gordon-Levitt's hitRECord event will give students taste of filmmaking

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 6:01 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is bringing his production company to Jesse Auditorium on Oct. 26 for a night of short films, live performance and filmmaking.

The event, announced late Monday night on Jesse Auditorium's Twitter feed, begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the general public.

As an actor, Gordon-Levitt is known for his roles in "(500) Days of Summer" and the television series "3rd Rock From the Sun." Most recently, he starred in "50/50," and in July 2012 he will appear in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Gordon-Levitt founded hitRECord in 2004 as an "open-collaborative production company" that invites writers, musicians, filmmakers, illustrators and other artists to work together on multimedia projects. 

HitRECord's live performances are a fusion of projects created on the website and new, on-the-spot artistic pieces performed by audience members. Members of the audience are encouraged to make their own movies during the show.

"We do a bunch of these," Gordon-Levitt said in a video on the site.

"They're like half presenting things that we've made and half making new things then and there," Gordon-Levitt said. "People bring their cameras, record the whole thing, perform and converse. I do the master of ceremonies thing. It's a lot of fun."

Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the MU Student Center, as well as through Ticketmaster.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Students Association and the Graduate Professional Council Department of Student Activities Speakers Committee.

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