2017-18 Lecture Series


Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY

The Pratt Film/Video Department is pleased to present an evening with legendary filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Mr. Jarmusch is considered one of the most uncompromising and influential filmmakers of our time. He has written and directed numerous films including: Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016), and the short film "Int. Trailer. Night." (2002). Join us for a discussion moderated by Film/Video students.

Free and open to the public; reservations required. 

Lucrecia Martel

An Evening with Lucrecia Martel

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 PM
Katharine L. McKenna Screening Room (102)
Pratt Film/Video Building
550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The Pratt Film/Video Department is pleased to present an evening with critically acclaimed filmmaker Lucrecia Martel. Ms. Martel will be joined by Film/Video Professors Jim Finn and Matías Piñeiro to discuss her body of work, the creative process, and the trajectory of her career. Martel is one of the founding members of New Argentine Cinema and is considered a significant and influential figure in the international film community. Her filmmaking has been called “psychologically acute and sensually immersive” by the New York Times. Her most recent film ZAMA (2017) is having its US Premiere at the New York Film Festival this month. It is her fourth feature film after writing and directing LA MUJER SIN CABEZA (2008, The Headless Woman), LA NIÑA SANTA (2004, The Holy Girl), and LA CIÉNAGA (2001, The Swamp). Her films have been screened and lauded at the world’s major film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, Sundance, and Rotterdam, amongst others. Retrospectives of her work have been widely exhibited in film festivals and prestigious institutions such as the Harvard Film Archive, BAMPFA, and the London Tate Museum. She has taken part in the official juries of Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Rotterdam.

Free and open to the public.

Previous visiting artists/filmmakers include:

Werner Herzog (2017)
Jeremiah Zagar (2017)
William Caballero (2017)
Anna Rose Holmer (2016)
Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (2016)
Terence Nance (2016)
Edward Lachman (2016)
Peggy Ahwesh (2015)
Kelly Reichardt (2015)
Sam Green (2015)
Alex Rivera (2015)
Barbara Hammer (2015)
Lynne Sachs (2014)
Travis Mathews and Keith Wilson (2014)
Peter Snowdon and Bruno Tracq (2014)
Sebastian Silva (2014)
Peter Mettler (2013)
Debra McGuire (2013)
The Yes Men with Igor Vamos (2013)
Chico Pereira (2013)
Eve Sussman (2013)