Join us for a discussion on the art of directing with award–winning director Athina Rachel Tsangari followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Free and open to the community
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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
Thank you to our cosponsors: Art and Technology Program, CSWS Women of Color Project, European Studies Program, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies