Whitman professor's film plays to packed house at festival

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WALLA WALLA -- Robert Sickels, professor of rhetoric and film studies, reports that his film "Walla Walla Wiffle" played to a packed house during the opening night shorts block of the 2011 Festivus Film Festival in Denver. The film, a collaboration with Ben Spencer, class of 2010 through a Perry Grant, won the award for Best Documentary Short. In addition to playing on PBS, the film has to date played in 14 film festivals nationwide.

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