“College Days, College Nights”
university students search for knowledge, love, sex – and a path
to their future –as we follow them through one school year. Partying,
clubs, sports, and politics leave little time for classes, or sleep.
But the school experience is only part of the story. The pressures of
the university years include the growing pains of personal and family
relationships. College Days, College Nights is a fascinating
look at the transition from teenager to adult as seen through the cameras
of both Oscar®-winning director John Zaritsky and the students themselves.
The characters, undergrads chosen from all faculties
and school years with a wide spectrum of personalities and interests,
were given video cameras to record their most personal thoughts and
fears. In addition to the professional crews, a team of film students
shot throughout the 2003-04 school year, capturing events and behavior
the ‘adults’ could not have witnessed.
actress in an emotional freefall, a star athlete forced to give up the
spotlight, the aspiring nurse seduced by her new-found independence,
the frat-boy hunk whose traditional parents can’t accept his new
life; these are just some of the fascinating real-life stories of College
Days, College Nights.