|Written by Joel Finsel |
Published in Focus on the Coast
|Saturday, 23 March 2013|
A quick look at Dr. Lou Buttino's curriculum vitae: twenty-three documentaries, three books, two produced plays, fifty-five articles, twenty awards, guest lectures at Harvard and Brown, the development of forty-six courses across three disciplines, while impressive, tells nothing of his warmth and easy laughter.
I met Lou while he still chaired the Film Studies Department at UNCW during a graduate screenwriting class and distinctly remember his syllabus. It reminded me how lucky I was to live in a country with access to educational opportunities and that I needed to take my scholarship seriously--as it was a privilege after all.