Free screening of "Chevalier" and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium
May 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:

CHEVALIER Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

​Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 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.

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

Free Cinema Studies sunglasses to first 30 attendees!

Interested in attending?  Let us know on our Facebook Event!


Chevalier (2015)

105 Minutes.  Not Rated.  In Greek with English Subtitles.

Chevalier is set in the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, where six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier.”  Chevalier is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, and Sakis Rouvas.  Chevalier was the official selection at the Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and was the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®.

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