2020-21 Lecture Series

Garrett Bradley

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 
7:30 PM

Film/Video Speaker Series 

The Film/Video Department is pleased to present a conversation with the award winning filmmaker of Time, Garrett Bradley. 

Ms. Bradley works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, southern culture, and the history of film in the United States. Bradley has received numerous prizes which include the 2019 Prix de Rome, and the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize for the short film "Alone," which was released by The New York Times OpDocs And became an Oscar Contender for short nonfiction filmmaking, included in Academy Shortlist. Bradley’s work can be seen across a variety of spaces including her Second Unit Directing work on Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us” and the 2019 Whitney Biennial. In December of 2019, Bradley's first solo exhibition opened at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), curated by Rebecca Matalon. In January of 2020, Bradley became the first Black American woman to receive Best Director at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for her first feature length documentary, "Time." 

”Projects: Garrett Bradley,” will be the artist and filmmaker’s first New York solo exhibition scheduled for fall of 2020 and is presented as part of a multiyear partnership between The Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem and will feature a multichannel video installation of America (2019). This show is organized by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, the Studio Museum in Harlem, with Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, the Studio Museum in Harlem. This exhibition is scheduled to run from November 21, 2020 - March 21, 2021. More information regarding this project can be found at moma.org. 


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8:00 PM

Nia DaCosta is a writer and director based in New York City. Her first feature film, LITTLE WOODS, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, was one of the 12 projects chosen for the 2015 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab. The film won the Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and had its theatrical release on April 19, 2019 through Neon Rated. DaCosta has recently directed her second feature film, the Jordan Peele written and produced, CANDYMAN. The MGM horror film is currently scheduled for release in 2021. It was also recently announced that DaCosta will be directing the upcoming sequel to the Marvel Studios film CAPTAIN MARVEL, which is currently scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022. DaCosta has been supported by the Sundance Institute, New York Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society and the Time Warner Foundation. Other projects Nia has worked on include: THE BLACK GIRL DIES LAST (short film, 2009), NIGHT AND DAY (short film, 2013), CELESTE (short film, 2014), LIVELIHOOD (short film, 2014), TOP BOY (series, 2019).

Brandon Harris

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020


Brandon Harris is a Film Executive and Producer at Amazon Studios. Harris’ many roles include critic, programmer, a producer, director, a writer and educator. Harris work includes his 2012 film, "Redlegs" along with being the author of "Making Rent in Bed-Stuy".

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Previous visiting artists/filmmakers include:

Charles Burnett (2020) 
John Cameron Mitchell (2020) 
Jeff Preiss (2020) 
Kirsten Johnson (2019)
Trinh T. Minh-ha (2018)
Jim Jarmusch (2018)
Lucrecia Martel (2017)
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)