New York University will offer American audiences a rare opportunity to view 3 works by noted French European producer Thierry Garrel, head of the documentary unit of La Sept/Arte, a French television channel noted for quality and innovative cultural programming. Garrel will be present at all screening and panel discussions. On Friday, October 15th, there will be a conversation between Garrel and ethnographer and filmmaker Jean-Paul Colleyn, of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris.
This event is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited. For reservations, members of the general public should call (212) 998-3759. These screenings are sponsored by NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, its Cinema Studies Department, its Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó, its King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, its La Maison Française and Cultural Services of the French Embassy of New York City with the cooperation of La Sept/Arte.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
3:00 5:00 pm, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó, 24 W. 12th Street SCREENING: The Art Dealer, An Artist and Some Collectors (1996, 80 min., English subtitles) This film follows a pair of art dealers through studios, exhibitions, auctions and parties in New York, Paris and the South of France. Discussion to follow with NYU Fine Arts professor Kenneth Silver.
6:30 9:00 pm, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó, 24 W. 12th Street SCREENING: Fausto Coppi, A History of Italy(1996, 90 min., Italian with voice-over translation) This film tells the story of Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi, a 2-time winner of the Tour de France and a national hero during the years immediately following World War II. Discussion will follow with Casa Italiana director Stefano Albertini, journalist Massimo Lopes Pegna of the Gazzetta Dello Sport, and Indiana University professor Christopher Thompson.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
2:30 5:00 pm, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South DISCUSSION: The Creative Producer: a conversation between Thierry Garrel and ethnographer and filmmaker Jean-Paul Colleyn of Paris’ Ecole des Hautes Etudes. This discussion will be moderated by Wanda Bershen of Red Diaper Productions.
6:30 9:00 pm, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South SCREENING: The Medallion Notebooks (1998, 75 min., English subtitles) This film is portrait of children growing up amid violence in the Columbian city Medellìn. A discussion will follow with King Juan Carlos Center director James Fernandez; Eduardo Subirats, NYU professor of Spanish and Portuguese; and Erna von der Walde, NYU professor of Spanish and Portuguese.