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Spotlight – Cinema Studies Welcomes Award-Winning Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Cinema Studies is pleased to welcome award–winning director Athina Rachel Tsangari as the 2017 visiting filmmaker in the annual “Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment in Cinema Studies.”

Tsangari will engage in a two-week university residency during spring term 2017 and will be involved in a variety of campus activities, including teaching workshops and mentoring students in the CINE 408 “Art of Directing” course, as well as participating in public conversations and hosting film screenings.

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.

For more information on the Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment, please read here.

“The Art of Directing”  – A Talk and Reception with Athina Rachel Tsangari

Tuesday, May 9 – 4:00 pm – Gerlinger Lounge – Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a discussion on the art of directing with award–winning director Athina Rachel Tsangari followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts.  For more information about this event, please read here.

Attenberg (2010) – Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Thursday, May 11 – 7:00 pm – Bijou Art Cinemas – Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free screening of Attenberg followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari. For more information about this event, please read here.  95 Minutes.  Not Rated.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority seating at 6:15 p.m. with UO ID.  Community seating at 6:30 p.m.

Chevalier (2015) – Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Wednesday, May 17 – 7:00 pm – EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium – Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free screening of Chevalier followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari. For more information about this event, please read here. 105 Minutes.  Not Rated.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

 

 

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