UCAFilm: Ramin Bahrani Coming to UCA (Sept 27)

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Ramin Bahrani Coming to UCA

Ramin Bahrani is an Emmy-nominated Iranian American writer and director whose feature films have premiered at the Venice, Cannes, Sundance, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. In 2010 legendary film critic Roger Ebert proclaimed Bahrani as “the director of the decade.” Bahrani has won numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a “Someone to Watch” Independent Spirit Award. He has been the subject of retrospectives around the world and all his cinematic work is housed as part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His feature films, Man Push Cart, Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo, At Any Price, and 99 Homes have won numerous awards around the world, including the FIPRESCI Prize in London (Man Push Cart) FIPRESCI Prize in Venice (Goodbye Solo), the Grand Prize in Deauville (99 Homes) and a Golden Globe nomination for Michael Shannon (99 Homes). Bahrani’s most recent film Fahrenheit 451, for HBO, staring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon was nominated for 5 Emmys, including Best TV Movie. Netflix is producing Bahrani’s next feature, The White Tiger, based on the Man Booker Prize winning novel by Aravind Adiga. Bahrani is also a professor of film directing at Columbia University

All events take place Thursday, Sept 27th:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Directing Master Class, open to all Film Students - Room 103 SRH (Facebook Event)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Public Screening of 99 Homes starring Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, and Laura Dern. Followed by a Q&A in the McCastlain Ballroom. (Facebook Event)

UCA's Artist in Residency program offers an incredible opportunity for our students to interact with and learn from talented artists in their field. Having such an accomplished filmmaker as Ramin Bahrani visit our campus and work with our students is an invaluable experience.

For more information please contact Mike Gunter at mgunter@uca.edu.