Cinema Studies Welcomes Award-Winning Director Chloé Zhao

Poster for the Visiting Filmmaker Series with Chloe Zhao

Cinema Studies is pleased to welcome award–winning director Chloé Zhao as the 2018 visiting filmmaker in the annual “Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment in Cinema Studies.”

Zhao will engage in a two-week university residency during spring term 2018 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.

Cinema Studies welcomes Writer and Director Chloé Zhao for the third annual Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series

Photo of Chloe Zhao directing "The Rider" film

Cinema Studies is excited to announce that writer and director Chloé Zhao will join us spring term for the third annual Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series!  Zhao's feature debut, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, and was nominated for three 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Her most recent film, The Rider (2017), won the top prize at the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and is nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. The Rider also received the Werner Herzog Foundation Award for its courage and vision. 


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