GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series presents: A Conversation with Christine Vachon
Wednesday, Sept 28, at 7:30pm
Johnson Center Cinema
A discussion of the groundbreaking filmmaker's career, the evolution of Queer Cinema, and future directions in film with Film and Video Studies Director Giovanna Chesler
Christine Vachon is a storyteller, producer, and co-founder of Killer Films. With over 100 producing credits to her name, Christine Vachon has an eclectic resume. While she may be best known for her groundbreaking efforts in Queer Cinema, her work engages a range of topics and audiences. Such engagement is premised on communicating and sharing experiences. Vachon said, during her 2015 South By Southwest Keynote Address, “I keep trying to train myself to stop saying 'filmmaker' and start saying 'storyteller.' We’re telling stories." To do so with films and television also involves finding creative ways to put artists together, and to fund and distribute their projects, to make the entrepreneurial process progressive, a means to forge communities." Her many films include John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, Todd Haynes' Carol, Todd Solondz's Weiner Dog.
Tickets are free to Mason students, faculty, and staff with Mason ID. They are available for pick up at the George Mason University's Center for the Arts Box Office beginning on Sept 10. (888-945-2468).
Tickets for WIFV members are $25 and for the general public are $35 and are available online through the WIFV Box Office.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Christine Vachon at GMU is sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Women and Gender Studies, History and Art History, Photography, University Life, and Women in Film and Video DC. At our event, Women in Film and Video DC will present Christine Vachon with the WIFV Women of Vision Award 2016.
For more information, see GMU FAMS or contact Rebekah Mejorado at 703-993-3287.