Loebell’s Film ‘Dostoyevsky Man’ Hits Arcadia’s Silver Screen, Sept. 16

By schwartzsa | September 14, 2012

Arcadia University will present The Dostoyevsky Man, a film written, produced and directed by Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts Larry Loebell, on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Admission is free with a valid Arcadia student ID.

With the golden age of the television teleplay in mind, The Dostoyevsky Man is a feature-length movie that is part told story, part direct-to-camera jeremiad, and part reenactment—shot entirely on an iPhone. Co-starring and co-directed by Barrymore Award-winner and Helen Hayes-nominated actor Seth Reichgott, The Dostoyevsky Man’s total budget was a mere $600.

The story follows Gilbert Findlay who has lost his job as a Russian literature professor. In a state of desperation, he quotes his favorite book, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground: “I am a sick man. I am an angry man.” Reduced to working the counter at the 99¢ Burger, he hatches a plot to win his job back. He takes his best student, the college dean, and the work-study janitor hostage to deliver the lecture he hopes will demonstrate his true worth and lead to reinstatement.

For more information, contact Michael Kerns at kernsm@arcadia.edu.