Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Event Type:Conversations
Title:Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
MARINA ABRAMOVIC Screening + Q&A with Matthew Akers courtesy of 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screening Series
Date:Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time:7:00 pm
Location:

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York City

www.nyit.edu/aob

Status:Seats are available
Event Rules:
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SAG Foundation & NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, official co-hosts of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screenings, invite you to this very special event.  Please join us, along with voting Film Independent and Independent Filmmaker Project members, for a celebration of independent film.

SYNOPSIS

MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world's premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”

DIRECTOR: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre

PRODUCERS: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff

*Screening followed by a Q&A with Director Matthew Akers.  This event will be moderated by Kathleen Massara, Arts/Culture Editor for the Huffington Post.

ABOUT THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
Now in its 28th year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an annual celebration honoring artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers who embody independence and originality. The Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience.

Awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best International Film, Best Documentary, and the Robert Altman Award.  The Filmmaker Grants include the Someone to Watch Award, Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award, Piaget Producers Award and Jameson FIND Your Audience Award.

This year’s ceremony is sponsored by Premier Sponsors Piaget, Jameson Irish Whiskey®, and Lincoln. www.filmindependent.org

ABOUT INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PROJECT

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit advocacy organization for independent filmmakers. Since its debut at the 1979 New York Film Festival, IFP has supported the production of over 7,000 films and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, providing an opportunity for many diverse voices to be heard. IFP believes that independent films enrich the universal language of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism. The organization championed the early work of pioneering independent filmmakers Charles Burnett, Todd Haynes, Mira Nair, Michael Moore, Joel and Ethan Coen, Kevin Smith, and Todd Solondz. IFP continues to play a vital role in launching first films of many of today’s rising stars on the independent scene including Debra Granik (“Down to the Bone”), Miranda July (“Me, You and Everyone We Know”), and Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (“Half Nelson”).

IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world and fosters the development of 350 feature and documentary films each year. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking. The year-round program includes Independent Film Week, Envision, The Cross-Media Forum, The Gotham Awards, and the Independent Filmmaker Labs. IFP’s programs promote diverse voices in independent film by working to include racial, ethnic, religious, ideological, gender and sexual diversity. IFP, often in collaboration with other cultural institutions, builds audiences by hosting premieres and special screenings. For more information: www.ifp.org

 

ABOUT NYIT AUDITORIUM ON BROADWAY

A state-of-the-art event space just off Columbus Circle, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway can accommodate a range of events, from conferences to film screenings, executive meetings to classy cocktail parties. A versatile, bi-level layout boasts a 262-seat auditorium and two reception areas including a glass-façade atrium and a lower-level concourse. For more information visit www.nyit.edu/aob.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a non-profit independent, private institution of higher education with more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. For more information, visit www.nyit.edu.