This event will take place online. It is open to and free to New School students, faculty, and staff, who RSVP with a newschool.edu email address.
Mary Harron, the School of Media Studies' 2020 Summer Hirshon Director-in-Residence, will lead master classes and share her filmmaking process with New School students. In addition, Harron will host a public event featuring clips of her films, engage in a discussion of her work with Vladan Nikolic, Dean of the School of Media Studies, and engage with the online audience through a Q+A.
One of the most distinctive voices of the independent film movement of the last twenty years, Mary Harron made her debut as a feature-film writer / director in 1996 with I Shot Andy Warhol in 1996. The film won star Lili Taylor a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and garnered Independent Spirit Award and London Film Critic Circle nominations for best first feature. This was followed by American Psycho in 2000, starring Christian Bale, The Notorious Bettie Page in 2006 and The Moth Diaries in 2011. Her most recent film Charlie Says, debuted in September 2018 at the Venice film festival and was released in Spring 2019.
Most of Harron’s feature films involve period recreation–of the 1950s, 1960s, early 1970s and 1980s, and her Netflix series Alias Grace was set in the 19th Century. Harron’s master classes will focus on how particular time periods shape stories and characters in film.
Recreating the Past – Cinematography, Design, Visuals and Sound: This master class will focus on how to creatively approach the recreation of a historical period on film – on a budget, or for a student film.
This master class is a part of the Dorothy Hirshon Artist-in-Residence program, to register for the public event, click here. The link will be shared on how to join after you've registered and before the event date.
The master class is open and free to New School students, faculty, and staff, who RSVP with a newschool.edu email address. Reservations required.