Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ellen Kuras: Monday March 9 AND Tues. March 10


I highly recommend this event and I will count it as TWO outside events. If you have never been to the Austin Studios screening room, you will be amazed!

It is FREE but you have to make a reservation HERE and you have to be a member of AFS:

Ellen Kuras presents THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)
March 10, 7pm
Austin Studios Screening Room

Ellen Kuras will also be doing a Master Class in 4D on Monday at 6 p.m. which will count as one outside event. GET THERE EARLY if you want to get in!

Q & A with Ellen Kuras after the film

Filmed over 23 years, THE BETRAYAL is the directorial debut of renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras in a remarkable collaboration with the film's subject and co-director Thavisouk Phrasavath. During the Vietnam War, the United States government waged its own secret war in the neighboring country of Laos. When the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Laotians who fought alongside American forces were left behind to face imprisonment or execution. One family, the Phrasavaths, made the courageous decision to escape to America. Hoping to find safety, they discovered a different war. Epic in scope yet devastatingly intimate, featuring an exquisite score by Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore, THE BETRAYAL is a testament to the resilient bonds of family and an astonishing tale of survival.

Ellen Kuras was first widely recognized for her cinematography on Tom Kalin's SWOON, which earned her the Cinematography Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. She has won that award an unprecendented three times, next for her work on Rebecca Miller's film ANGELA in 1995 and Miller's PERSONAL VELOCITY in 2002. She has shot multiple films for directors like Spike Lee (4 LITTLE GIRLS, BAMBOOZLED, SUMMER OF SAM) and Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, BE KIND REWIND) and is one of the few women cinematographers hired to shoot studio pictures, working on films like ANALYZE THAT and THE MOD SQUAD. THE BETRAYAL is her directorial debut and was nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar in 2009.

Again, Monday March 9 at 6 p.m. in 4D (master class)


March 10, 7pm
Austin Studios Screening Room

Register for this event:

For assistance with ticketing, call (512) 322-0145 during business hours.

Tickets are free. Attendance is limited to AFS Filmmaker-level members and above.

Because seating is limited, you must register to attend the screening (no exceptions). Please register early, as we expect strong interest in this screening.

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