Free screenings and filmmaker Q&As at Visiting Filmmaker Series

The Rutgers Center For Digital Filmmaking kicked off its first Visiting Filmmaker Series on January 28, 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 are free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

More information is available by calling 848-932-5245 or by emailing karina.daves@rutgers.edu.

The spring 2016 Visiting Filmmaker Series lineup is as follows:

Tom Hulce: Amadeus
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Emmy- and Tony Award-winning director and actor Hulce plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this 1984 Oscar-winning period drama, told by Mozart’s secret rival, Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Miloš Forman directs. Hulce starred on Broadway in Aaron’s Sorkin’s A Few Good Men and on London’s West End in The Normal Heart.
Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus
Followed by Q&A with Hulce
 
J.P. Sniadecki: The Iron Ministry
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6 p.m.
Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki traces the vast interiors of a country on the move. A three-year documentary project on China’s railways captures the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation, immersing audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world’s largest railway network.
Bloustein Auditorium, Civic Square Building
Followed by Q&A with Sniadecki
 
Daniel Hui: Snakeskin
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6 p.m. 
Part dream documentary, party city symphony, this hybrid film traces the lineage of oppression as inscribed both in Singapore’s physical landscape, as well as its collective unconscious—a thoughtful look at the legacy and future of this Southeast Asian island.
Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus
Followed by Q&A with Hui
 
Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m. 
In 1972, a remote village in the Philippines struggles to accept the pronouncement of Ferdinand E. Marcos' Proclamation No. 1081.
Screening only; look for Lav Diaz's appearance on April 21 (see below)
 

Guy Maddin: The Forbidden Room
Friday, April 1, 2016, 6 p.m.
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love in the latest work from the experimental Canadian filmmaker.
Van Dyck Hall 211, College Avenue Campus
Followed by Q&A with Maddin
 

 

Athina Rachel Tsangari: Attenberg
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6 p.m.
Stuck in her boring factory town, 23-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father’s impending death and her distaste for other human beings in this Greek drama nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
Bloustein Auditorium, Civic Square Building
Followed by Q&A with Tsangari
 
Philippe Grandrieux: Un Lac
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.
Alexi is a woodcutter struggling with epilepsy in a snowbound community in the North, where he lives a secluded life with his family, who are his only companions. The balance of this tight-knit family is thrown off by the arrival of a wandering lumberjack in this French drama.
Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus
Followed by Q&A with Grandrieux
 
This series is underwritten by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation
 

Posted December 2015