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november, 2017

17nov5:30 pm7:30 pmConversation with Guinevere Turner and Tom Kalin


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About the Speakers

Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish. Her acting roles include parts in The Watermelon WomanChasing AmyAmerican Psycho and Treasure Island.  She teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. She was a writer and story editor on Showtime’s The L Word, and she played a recurring character on that show.  She has written and directed seven short films, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her latest film, called Kill Your Ego, follows the women who killed for Charles Manson in the beginning of their long prison term, and will also be directed by Mary Harron in Fall of 2017.

Tom Kalin’s critically acclaimed work traverses diverse forms and genres including narrative features, mixed media installations and short experimental films. His first feature, Swoon, was awarded the Caligari Prize in Berlin and named one of the top 100 American Independent films by the British Film Institute. Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, premiered in Cannes, opened Zurich and screened at Sundance, London and Tribeca among many others. Nominated for a Spirit Award, it was named one of the top ten films of 2008 in Artforum, The LA Times and Paper. As a producer Kalin’s films include I Shot Andy Warhol and Go Fish. He was a writer of artist Cindy Sherman’s feature film Office Killer. He has twice been included in the Whitney Biennial. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Kalin’s work is in the collection of the Centre George Pompidou, The Whitney Museum and MoMA. He was a founding member of AIDS the activist collective Gran Fury, known for its provocative public art projects, which exhibited in the Venice Biennale and had a major survey of its work in 2012 at NYU. In 2015, he and frequent collaborator Doveman (musician Thomas Bartlett) presented a gallery show in NYC at Participant titled My Silent One/In The Sweetness of Time; and at Dublin’s National Concert Hall for Blood and The Moon, an evening of film, music and performance celebrating the work of Yeats.

Professor Kalin is currently working as a Writer/Director for the feature film entitled Archer Gray,a thriller based on the novel by Stephen Dobyns.

School of the Arts event, cosponsored by English and IRWGS


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Dodge 511


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