CINEMATHEQUE PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013
CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS “NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM”
3 SHORT FILM DIRECTORS TO APPEAR IN PERSON ON NOV. 16
On Saturday, November 16 at 3 p.m., the UW Cinematheque welcomes three filmmakers who appeared on Filmmaker Magazine’s prestigious “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Scott Blake and Mohammad Gorjestani will each present the short film that landed them on the list, and participate in a discussion afterwards with Filmmaker Managing Editor Nick Dawson.
The screening will take place at the UW Cinematheque, at 4045 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave. This Cinematheque Screening is free and open to the public. Please see below for a complete description of this special program.
Since 1998, Filmmaker Magazine has put out an annual talent list, its "25 New Faces of Independent Film," which has acted for a barometer for American indie cinema, bringing early attention to such talents as Hilary Swank, Ryan Gosling, Lena Dunham and Miranda July, among many others. This fall, three directors selected for the 2013 list -- Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Scott Blake and Mohammad Gorjestani -- hit the road with their work, accompanied by Filmmaker's Managing Editor Nick Dawson (author of Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel). Following the screening of the trio's short films, there will be a Q&A discussing both the movies being shown and the legacy of the "25 New Faces" list.
Short Film Details:
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh / USA, 2013 / 21 mins
Young Lilly is going to get her ears pierced. A quarrel between her parents overwhelms the situation and directs it differently. Winner, Cinefondation Prize, 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Mohammad Gorjestani / USA, 2013 / 23 mins
Set in 2020, a brewing cyberwar between the US and Iran puts Sonia, a young Iranian refugee, at risk of deportation. Her only escape may come at a greater price than she’s willing to pay.
Scott Blake / USA, 2012 / 25 mins
1848. In the last days of the Mexican-American War, a government agent surveyor attempts to return home after surveying land on the Western frontier. His journey becomes a nightmarish trek through an American gothic landscape.
Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film will screen Saturday, November 16, 3 p.m. at:
4070 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
Admission free. Seating limited.
Our website: http://cinema.wisc.edu
See you at the Movies!
Jim Healy, Director of Programming