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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.

The Lewis Center for the Arts announces the award of more than $105,000 to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, including substantial individual awards through the Alex Adam ’07 Award, the Mallach Senior Thesis Fund, the Sam Hutton Fund for the Creative Arts, and the Carpenter Family Fund for Comparative Literature. The awards were made through a competitive application process that received 90 proposals requesting just under $400,000 in funding. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.

The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by graduating seniors in the Program. The exhibition, Senior All-Star Show, will highlight work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from Thursday, May 12 to Tuesday, May 31 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts will present an end of semester screening featuring the recent film and video work of 32 students in Keith Sanborn’s course “How to Make a Film” and Su Friedrich’s two courses, “Documentary Filmmaking” and “Narrative Filmmaking: Working from the Script.” The screening will take place on Thursday, May 12, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Work by students in “How to Make a Film” will be shown from 2:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. and work from “Documentary Filmmaking” will be shown from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; work by students in “Narrative Filmmaking: Working from the Script” will be shown beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.

The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present a Senior Thesis Film Festival featuring five new short films by students in the Program: Spirits Vale by Cameron Johanning, Scratching the Surface by Gerson Leiva, Cueing Ashlyn by Lydia Cornett, and Wait by Charlotte Maher Levy, as well as a work-in-progress, Rip the Dream, by Grayson Shepperd. The screening, on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street, is free and open to the public.

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.

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a Junior Independent Work Film Festival featuring three new short films by visual arts students Patrick Rooney, Alex Ford, and Mouse Lee. The three filmmakers are pursuing certificates in the Program in Visual Arts with a focus on film in addition to their major areas of study. The films will be screened on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The screening 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.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Performance Lab showcasing new work created by nine Princeton students, on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio. Each performance will be followed by a talkback. The event is free and open to the public. Performance Lab provides an opportunity for students working in dance, writing, theater, or visual art to showcase their new interdisciplinary work developed through discussion with other artists and mentorship from dance faculty.

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.

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The Princeton Garden Theatre in partnership with the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University presents a special screening of the independent feature film, Tumbledown, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and Princeton alumni Sean Mewshaw ’97 and Desi Van Til ’99 and moderated by Princeton University Professor of English and Comparative Literature Maria DiBattista. The Garden Theatre is located at 160 Nassau Street in Princeton. The screening will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, however advance reservations are encouraged.

The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of student work in film and video from fall semester courses “How to Make a Film” taught by Keith Sanborn and “Documentary Filmmaking” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Monday, February 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located on the first floor of 185 Nassau Street. A reception will follow the screening.

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 film will be screened each Thursday evening starting February 11 and 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.

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