Joe O'Donnell outside of James P. Magill Library
"The Library and Joe" wins Diamond Screen Film Festival Award for Best Editing
"The Library and Joe" was awarded a prize for Best Editing in a competition at Temple University. It will be screened at 7pm this Thursday, May 22 at the Ambler Theater, as part of a winners' showcase from the 10th annual Diamond Screen Film Festival. It's Blumenthal's first project as a grad student in film. An alternate version of the short film, which made its world premiere at the gala retirement party thrown by Joe's friends and family in December, 2007, can be seen on Karl-Rainer's website, shotbykarl.com.
When asked about his "love affair" with Haverford College, Joe says, "Well, Haverford turned my life around. It really did. That's the love affair I have with Haverford. They always treated me with the utmost respect... I hope I gave back as much."