Actress, Alumna Brit Marling Touts Importance of Relationships at Senior Convocation

MAY 16, 2013 – ACTRESS AND FILMMAKER BRIT MARLING (C’05) told the Class of 2013 to maintain the friendships and relationships they cultivated during their undergraduate career as they enter the next stage of the lives.

Marling (C’05), the star, co-writer and co-producer of Another Earth and soon-to-be-released The East, addressed the 1,857 members of Georgetown’s Class of 2013 during today’s Senior Convocation.

“If I can tell you anything of value it is that the most important thing you can do from here is to hold on to one another because the truth is you can’t do it alone, and it isn’t as much fun,” said Marling, who studied economics and studio art while at Georgetown. “The truth is, which we are sometimes reluctant to admit in a culture that loves the meteoric ascent of solitary genius, … we need each other, probably more now than ever.”

The convocation marks the start of the university’s 2013 Commencement Weekend, May 16-19.