With documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00, director and producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary and BAFTA-nominated film Free Solo.

The Office of Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts have teamed up to provide a series of dinner conversations with alumni working in the arts. Students will have the opportunity for an intimate, in-person dialogue with alums who have taken unique paths in pursuing their careers in the arts. Each dinner is limited to 15 participants. Priority will be given to Seniors. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

For Princeton students only; priority given to seniors. NOTE: Registration for this event is full.






Photo by National Geographic/Chris Figenshau)

Award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is the director and producer of the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated film FREE SOLO, from National Geographic Documentary Films. Co-directed with Jimmy Chin, the film earned the highest per screen average of any documentary during its opening weekend (Sep. 28, 2018) and has been nominated for several awards including a BAFTA. Fre e Solo offers an intimate, unflinching portrait of rock climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for and then achieves his lifelong dream: to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock … without a rope.  Vasarhelyi’s films as a director include “Meru” (Oscars Shortlist 2016; Sundance Audience Award 2015); “Incorruptible” (Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award 2016); “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love” (Oscilloscope, 2009), which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; “A Normal Life” (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary 2003); and “Touba” (SXSW, Special Jury Prize Best Cinematography 2013). Vasarhelyi has directed a New York Times Op Doc, two episodes for Netflix’s nonfiction design series “Abstract” and two episodes for ESPN’s new nonfiction series “Enhanced.” She has received grants from the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bertha Britdoc, the William and Mary Greve Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a member of the DGA as well as AMPAS. She holds a B.A. in comparative literature from Princeton University and lives in New York City.

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  • Princeton University Office of Career Services