The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Gustav Deutsch’s Shirley: Visions of Reality, based on painter Edward Hopper’s work, as a part of the new collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by an in-person discussion with director Deutsch and the film’s scenic artist Hanna Schimek, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27 at the Garden Theatre.
Award-winning writer Marina Budhos will present a reading from her new novel, Watched, and take part in a discussion about her work on Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 010 in the East Pyne building on the Princeton University campus. The event has been organized by Princeton Arts Fellow and filmmaker Afia Serena Nathaniel, and the conversation will be moderated by Program in Creative Writing faculty member and screenwriter Christina Lazaridi. The event is free and open to the public.
Four poets are coming together at Princeton University for a multi-media, multi-genre discussion entitled “Colonization of the Eye: A Troubling of Identity, Performance, and Projection.” Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, Natalie Diaz will lead the discussion alongside the critically-acclaimed poets Christian Campbell, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Rogers Reeves as they explore identities in relationship to artistic performance, audience projection, and notions of artistic craft. The panel will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, October 12, fiction writer and 2016-17 Hodder Fellow NoViolet Bulawayo and fiction and nonfiction writer Valeria Luiselli will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Custodians of Beauty by Bessie Award-winning choreographer and 2015-17 Princeton Arts Fellow Pavel Zuštiak will make its midwest debut at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center on October 20-22, 2016.
On Wednesday, September 21, poet and 2016-2017 Hodder Fellow Jenny Johnson and writer Joy Williams will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Film historian and theorist Michael B. Gillespie will join Princeton University’s Program in Visual Arts faculty as a visiting associate professor in the fall, along with filmmakers Afia Serena Nathaniel, Lynne Sachs and Yaara Sumeruk, as Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts continues to expand its courses and programming in filmmaking and film studies. The Center will also co-present a special film series with Princeton Garden Theatre, "Cinema Today," which will feature screenings and talks by some of the most intriguing film directors working today.
2015-16 Hodder Fellow, National Book Award-winning author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay sheds light on the tenuous relationship between veterans and society in a Brookings Essay published on May 24.
Lecturer in Theater and 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for his recent project, Perfect City, which investigates the way cities like New York, London and Sao Paolo (among others) harness seemingly progressive values to create citadels for the rich.
Empathy School and Love Story, two monologues by 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, are receiving their New York premieres concurrently this week at Abrons Art Center. Both plays have been chosen as New York Times Critics' Picks for the way Landsman depicts varieties of loneliness.
Princeton University’s current Arts Fellows will gather together for “Princeton Arts Fellows Present…,” a joint showing of new and developing work by these four innovative and diverse artists, in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio and James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on April 25 at 7:00 p.m. This event, which will feature performances, a reading, screening and presentations by playwright and theater artist Aaron Landsman, fiction writer Hanna Pylväinen, filmmaker Pacho Velez and choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, is free and open to the public.
Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” Films to be screened include Life, Animated by Roger Ross Williams on April 7; Roundabout in My Head by Hassen Ferhani on April 14; Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson on April 21; and The Illinois Parables by Deborah Stratman on April 28. Each screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s director. The screenings, which began in February, take place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street and are free and open to the public.
Composer Shawn Jaeger, filmmaker Afia Serena Nathaniel, and writer Rebekah Rutkoff have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2016-18 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September.
Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” One or two films are being screened each Thursday evening continuing through the end of April. All the films have been produced within the last 18 months and each of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.