The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited Afia Nathaniel’s debut feature length screenplay Dukhtar (Daughter) to become a part of its permanent Core Collection.
The Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present a screening of several short experimental films and video installations by Christopher Harris followed by a discussion with the filmmaker on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Harris is a guest to Lynne Sach’s fall course, “Documentary Filmmaking,” and is sponsored by the John Sacret Young ’69 Film Studies Fund and the Lewis Center’s Committee on Race and the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
Juniors and seniors in the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will open their studios to share and discuss their work-in-progress on Tuesday, November 15, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lewis Center, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public. The evening of open studios will feature work by students in a wide range of media including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic design, scenic design, and film. The student artists, from the classes of 2017 and 2018, will be present to discuss their work.
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.
The Wooster Group, a New York City-based company of artists that tours both nationally and internationally, will screen a film of their production, Brace Up!, as part of the fall course “The Human Comedy of Anton Chekhov Off and On Stage (In English Translation),” co-taught by Princeton University Professors R. N. Sandberg and Olga P. Hasty. This screening of Brace Up!, which is The Wooster Group’s interpretation of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Comparative Literature, The Council of the Humanities Class of 1970 Fund, and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Followed by a discussion with members of The Wooster Group, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 25 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.
Founder of Martin Chase Productions and executive producer of films such as The Princess Diaries and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Debra Martin Chase will discuss her work as a television and film producer in a conversation with students as part of Theater Professor Stacy Wolf ‘s fall course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center’s new Program in Music Theater and cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the event 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.
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.