Lugar’s “This Train” To Screen at Chinese Theatres in Hollywood


This Train movie posterAnderson, Ind. — Jack Lugar, professor of cinema and media arts at Anderson University, will have his film “This Train” – formerly “Hellcat” – screened at the Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, as a part of the Golden State Film Festival Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

The Golden State Film Festival is an independent film festival based in Los Angeles, California, that showcases independent films from around the world.

“The opportunity to have a film I wrote and directed play at the historic Chinese Theatres in Hollywood is a dream come true,” said Lugar. “When I started on this journey, I couldn’t have imagined it would take us to Hollywood, but now we are reaping the rewards of so much hard work and so many people sharing their talent and time.”

“This Train” is a self-financed film with the help of Lugar’s wife, who holds the title of executive producer. Also on the team are AU alums, Ed Fry ’93 as lead actor, Jon Williams ’22 as director of photography, and Julia Barnett-Tracy ’92 who served as a producer and lead actor. 

All but one scene was shot in Anderson, Indiana. To learn more about the film and Lugar’s work to create it, read more at

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.