Free Screening of “Attenberg” and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari
May 11, 7:00 pm
Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:
Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Priority Seating – 6:30 pm with UO ID
Screening – 7:00 pm
Bijou Art Cinemas – 492 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon
FREE and open to the community
Seating is first come, first served
95 Minutes – Not Rated
Greece’s Official Entry for the Academy Awards®, Attenberg is a wonderfully deadpan, surprisingly touching coming-of-age story. 23-year-old Marina lives in a small, factory town by the sea where she passes her time watching Sir David Attenborough’s nature programs, listening to the proto-punk songs of Suicide, goofing with her only friend Bella, and tending to her ailing father. When a visiting engineer comes to town, the two form a tentative relationship that pushes Marina into contact with the strange and complex world of adulthood. Critically acclaimed, Attenberg is a sincere and humorous look at life’s defining moments. Attenberg is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Ariane Labed (winner Best Actress Venice International Film Festival), Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos (Academy Award®-nominated Dogtooth director). Attenberg was the official selection at Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Film Festival.
“Boldly Conceived! ” – Slant Magazine
“Original! Fearless!” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Dryly Humorous” – Time Out New York
“Rare, Brave and Stirring!” – The Wall Street Journal
“Stunning!” – LA Weekly
“Superbly Calibrated” – The Village Voice
“A Major Achievement” – The Hollywood Reporter
Meet the Filmmaker: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Athina Rachel Tsangari holds a B.A. from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas, Austin. Through a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker (1991), Tsangari was introduced to cinema and since the mid-nineties has been steadily producing original work as a director, producer, and production designer.
Tsangari’s first short film, Fit, was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, a sci-fi film shot in nine cities across the world on a small budget, is now in the permanent film collection of the MoMA. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered in the main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for its lead, Ariane Labed. In 2015, her feature Chevalier was part of the Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards® in 2017.
Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment