Franklin Manor

“Franklin Manor,” documents the lives of the residents of a deteriorating mobile home park over a six year period after they were evicted so the site could be razed for commercial redevelopment.

Directors: Richie Sherman and John Beale

Runtime: 60 Mins

Year: 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020. 12:00pm


About The Director

Richie Sherman

Richard Sherman is an Associate Professor of Film who graduated with an MFA from Ohio University. He is an award-winning cinematographer and director, having shot six feature narrative films, four feature documentary films, and more than 20 short films. His work has been screened at numerous festivals including the Cannes Film Festival Doc Corner, the Lucerne International Film Festival in Switzerland, and he won the Grand Prize, Best Feature Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival. As an artist with a background in photography and printmaking, his films could best be described as expressionist nonfiction. He has taught classes in Cinematography and Lighting, and Narrative, Documentary and Experimental Production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Ohio University School of Film, and The Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, he co-developed a Documentary Abroad program in which he took students to Iceland, Amsterdam, Ireland, Hungary and Portugal to make short documentary films. He is currently teaching filmmaking at the Cleveland School of Film.

John Beale

John Beale is a documentary photographer and educator whose work has been widely-published on websites, and in newspapers, magazines and books. Beale has been honored with dozens of regional and national awards, but he claims his greatest professional accomplishments are the talented and successful students he has taught as an associate teaching professor at Penn State.”