Each week a new filmmaker visits to screen and discuss his or her most recent film as part of the spring 2016 course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers,” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez. Filmmaker and Princeton alumna Josephine Decker ’03 screens Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, her experimental thriller inspired by East of Eden that details a farmhand’s menacingly erotic relationship with the family that hired him. It was named #2 on The New Yorker’s Top Ten of 2014 list of films.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.

NOTE: Plans are underway for Josephine Decker to teach a fall 2016 Princeton Atelier course on the translation of Butoh — which combines dance, theater, improvisation and influence of Japanese traditional performing arts — to film, and addressing big questions around preserving cultural legacy with the future of technology. Details to come later this spring.


04 | Class introduction; Jessica Bardsley — Collected Short Films
11 | Alex Ross Perry — Listen Up Philip
18 | Matías Piñeiro — Princess of France
25 | Josephine Decker — Thou Wast Mild and Lovely


03 | Guy Maddin — The Forbidden Room
10 | Nicolás Pereda — Minotaur and The Palace
24 | Joanna Arnow — Bad at Dancing and I Hate Myself 🙂
31 | Khalik Allah — Field Niggas


07 | Roger Ross Williams — Life, Animated
14 | Hassen Ferhani — Roundabout in My Head
21 | Kirsten Johnson — Cameraperson
28 | Deborah Stratman — The Illinois Parables

Presented By

  • Program in Visual Arts