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Living Writers: Alex Rivera
January 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206 | Free
Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, was screened at the Museum of Modern Art, and had a commercial release in the U.S, France, Japan, and other countries. Alex is a Sundance Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, was The Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University, and was named one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Directors to Watch.” In 2015 Alex was awarded major support from the Surdna Foundation and the Ford Foundation for his film-in-progress, ‘The Infiltrators,’ and he received an Art & Technology Lab Grant from LACMA for an upcoming project in virtual reality.
Winter 2016 Living Writers Series:
Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall, 206
Creative Work & Critical Play features contemporary writers and artists who expose and explore the space between critical discourse and the creative imagination. Through the work of making art and the play in ideation, they mine issues of race, sexuality, gender, and class through several genres and media, to include poetry, fiction, critical prose, performance, sonic and visual art, memoir, as well as hybrid forms.
January 14: Alex Rivera
January 21: Vikram Chandra
January 28: Stephen Graham Jones & Christopher Rosales
February 4: Charles Yu
February 11: Branwen Okpako
February 18: Nnedi Okorafor
February 25: Chang-rae Lee
March 3: Jeremy Love
March 10: Samuel Delany