What are we?
Wandering Calf Film series is an organization that brings the best movies we can find to a variety of locations in Quincy, Illinois' downtown German Historic District, also known as Calftown. We are dedicated to building community-based film culture in and around Quincy by promoting artistically and culturally significant films and screening them at locations you'll never forget.
Interested in getting involved? Wandering Calf is run by volunteers. If you would like to learn more about helping show movies, please contact us.
Who are we?
Our founders have a long history of loving media of all types and trying to share that affection with the rest of the world.
Brian Stitt started forming a real curiosity about movies at an early age when his father brought home "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" from the video store and Brian realized that not all movies have Star Wars in the title. Through high school and into college, Brian spent his free time watching as many movies as possible and writing about them as a film critic for his school newspapers.
During his time at Washington University in St. Louis, Brian wrote countless articles for the Student Life newspaper, and worked as a freelance contributor to the Riverfront Times, the local alternative weekly newspaper. After college, Brian moved to New York City where he became the deputy editor of Inside Jersey magazine.
After 5 years in New York, Brian returned to the midwest when his wife, Kerstin, started medical school. After 2 years in Kirksville, Brian, Kerstin and their two daughters moved to Quincy, found he loved the people and immersed himself in the local arts community. Brian is an active member of the Quincy Community Theater and an avid supporter of the local arts scene.
Unlike Brian, Caitlin Murray did not find out about her love for movies from an early age. Growing up without a TV meant that her experiences with fiction, characters, and storytelling came through her love of books.
During her time at MIT, Caitlin also found her way to journalism, covering sports for The Tech newspaper and founding Sportcast, MIT’s first sports broadcasting organization. Sportcast developed the first ever open-source live video production software and developed approaches to delivering high-definition video feeds using portable equipment (even before most major TV networks!). During college, Caitlin also found her love of TV and movies and started to make up for lost time. After MIT, Caitlin attended Washington University where she met Brian and started a decades long friendship centered on watching and discussing films.
Caitlin spent the next 10 years as a life-sciences attorney for Goodwin Law in Boston, MA becoming a partner in 2017. Caitlin and her husband, Douglas, moved to Quincy last year with their three children.