The senior walk at the University of Arkansas / File photo
A new film documenting the 150-year history of the University of Arkansas will make its debut this week on campus and online.
The Larry Foley film, titled If This Walk Could Talk, will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on campus. The premier will also be live-streamed through the university’s YouTube channel.
Foley, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, wrote and produced the film that includes recollections pulled from 150 years of documents, yearbooks and film clips along with interviews with current and former students, professors, and others about the senior walk and and other memorable events from their time on campus.
“It was both an honor, and a challenge, to be asked to tell this story,” Foley said in a press release issued Thursday about the premiere. “One hundred and fifty years is a long time, and I wanted to produce a film that would connect with our audience, who are alums, students and people who love the university. The stories are fun and poignant and very diverse. They shed light on little-known milestones, while embracing the genesis of our most hallowed traditions, as well as a glimpse at what the future might hold.”
The film was produced as part of the sesquicentennial series of events celebrating 150 years of the university.
Check out the trailer for the new film below.
As of Thursday morning, there were still some remaining seats for the in-person premiere. Those interested in attending in-person should email [email protected].