Pratt Film/Video Hosts Anna Boden, in conversation with Professor Eliza Hittman
October 26, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Katharine L. McKenna Screening Room (Film/Video Building)
Anna Boden is an American Filmmaker who works alongside Ryan Fleck, her filmmaking partner, whom she has worked with since meeting in college in NYC more than twenty years ago. With roots in documentary and independent film, they are also known for co-writing and directing the billion-dollar box office-grossing film CAPTAIN MARVEL. Their newest ensemble feature, FREAKY TALES, which stars Pedro Pascal, Ben Mendelsohn, Jay Ellis, Normani, and Dominique Thorne has just completed post-production.
In 2006, Fleck and Boden made the award-winning film HALF NELSON starring Ryan Gosling, who received an Academy Award® nomination for his performance. The film also won Movie of the Year at the AFI Awards, received Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, and won Best Film, Director and Breakthrough Performance at the Gotham Awards that year.
They next wrote and directed the independent film SUGAR, an introspective sports drama following the life of a talented Dominican baseball player, which won Movie of the Year at the AFI Awards and received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
In 2010, Fleck and Boden wrote and directed IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY for Focus Features starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Zoë Kravitz. Their fourth feature, MISSISSIPPI GRIND, starred Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn whose performance was nominated for a Spirit Award for Best Actor.
In television, Fleck & Boden directed and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning limited series MRS. AMERICA starring Cate Blanchett for FX and recently finished work on MASTERS OF THE AIR, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman for Apple TV+.