It’s a Tuesday night in March in the basement of Harrison College House, and four Penn students gather around an unused pool table. The two sitting in the middle rotate the responsibility of dealing cards to the group. A $160 pot has been collected, and one dealer keeps the cash in the back pocket of his jeans. The colorful, plastic chips mean more.
Kathy and Emory Van Cleve teach students the ins and outs of the film industry in their class, “The Art and Business of Film.”
From outside, Room 205 in Fisher Bennett Hall seems inconspicuous: across from the Cinema Studies office and just past the second–floor bathroom, only a brass nameplate distinguishes it.