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Dixie State's Wayne Newton doc selected for Boston International Film Festival

Published April 6, 2012 5:44 pm

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Dixie State College just announced that its doc on the life of Wayne Newton, "Wayne Newton: A Native American Legend," has been selected to be shown at the 2012 Boston International Film Festival.

The film was selected to serve as the closing feature on Sunday, April 22, at Boston Commons on the final day of the 10th annual festival."Wayne Newton: A Native American Legend," was produced and directed by DSC associate professor of communication Phil Tuckett, the director of DOCUTAH.

Over 25 DSC film students worked on the film, which took 18 months to produce.Tuckett, along with Newton and others, will travel to Boston to represent Dixie State and DOCUTAH at the festival.

The premiere of the Newton film was in September as part of the second annual DOCUTAH Opening Gala at the Tuacahn Amphitheater.