"American Independent Filmmaking"
22 February Friday, 16:30
Pera Film in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is proud to present a special talk by Professor Richard Peña on the history of American Independent Filmmaking.
Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, for 25 years served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival since 1988. At the Film Society, he has organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Gabriel Figueroa, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese, Soviet and Argentine cinema. At the Film Society, he also organized in April, 2012, the largest film series on Turkish cinema ever presented in the US.
In his talk "American Independent Filmmaking", Peña will trace the development of non-Hollywood filmmaking from the Twenties until today.
Free of admissions.
The conference will be in English.