Free screenings and filmmaker Q&As in Fall 2016 Film Series

The Rutgers Filmmaking Center kicks off Fall 2016 Film Series on September 16, 2016. The series brings to campus a variety of international filmmakers to screen their works and engage in a Q&A with audience members. Screenings take place at the Rutgers Cinema on Livingston Campus and are free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

More information is available by calling 848-932-5245 or by emailing

The Fall 2016 Film Series lineup is as follows:

10 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016
Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash
This spare documentary follows a group of shepherds as they guide hundreds of sheep through endless miles of Montana wilderness. As the shepherds make their journey, the film depicts the hardships that they face in their age-old occupation, which seems largely outmoded in 21st-century United States.
10 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2016
Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
The experience of the crew aboard a Massachusetts-based trawler illustrate the difficult and often-dangers lives of commercial fishermen.
10 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016
Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Followed by a Q&A with the directors
10 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2016
Directed by Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen
This documentary follows the crooked path of Benjamin (no last name). He lives in a hidden neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia called "Cabbagetown." Drag-queen, speed-freak, all-around renegade, Benjamin left the straight (in every sense of the word) world behind a long time ago.
10 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016
Directed by Jem Cohen
Followed by Q&A with Cohen
A Vienna museum guard befriends a visitor, and the two explore their lives, the city, and the ways artwork reflects the world.
10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Steeped in Argentinean literary history, specifically the work of Domingo F. Sarmiento, The Stolen Man stars Maria Villar as Mercedes, a woman who steals from museums, fencing the goods to different antique dealers.
10 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
A group of actresses performing in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue and revelation.
10 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2016
Directed by Matías Piñeiro
Followed by a Q&A with the director
After the death of his father, Victor returns to Buenos Aires to produce a radio play with five women he is involved with romantically.
This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Posted September 2016