The Columbia College community mourns the passing of Ronn Pitts -- a man of uncommon humor, courage, and compassion, a fine cinematographer, and an excellent teacher -- who passed away on September 22.
Ronn first taught cinematography workshops to students when all of Columbia College was housed in a single building at 540 N. Lake Shore Drive more than forty years ago. Ronn broke color barriers throughout his life, from the neighborhood swimming pool at Fuller Park to the segregated Chicago television and filmmaking industries. He personified the mission of Columbia College and is the spiritual father of several generations of Columbia College film students.
Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Mr. Pitts will gather to celebrate this legendary human being in the coming weeks. We hope you can join us.
A Celebration of the Life of Ronn Pitts
Thursday, October 17
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Program runs from 6 PM to 8 PM
Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor
Chicago, IL 60605
If you have a Ronn Pitts story you would like to share but are unable to join us in person, please contact Charlie Celander at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how you may participate from afar.