Film Series

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
All films are screened in Page Hall Auditorium, UAlbany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue.


Spring 2016 Films

 

MISSING PEOPLE
Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. [Note early start time]
Film screening and commentary by film director David Shapiro

MISSING PEOPLE is a nonfiction mystery about a woman who investigates her brother’s long unsolved murder. In the process she collects and researches the violent work and life of an artist from New Orleans. The film won the Best Documentary Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

David Shapiro, filmmaker, artist, and UAlbany graduate, directed the acclaimed 2000 documentary KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT: A MODERN CANNIBAL TALE, winner of many major film festival awards.


 

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. [Note early start time]
Film screening and discussion with director Darius Clark Monroe

Ten years after robbing a bank, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe takes a personal look at how his actions affected the lives of family, friends, and victims. Screened at over 100 international film festivals, the film received numerous awards including the IDA Emerging Filmmaker Award. The New Yorker said “its images, its shape, its tone, and its implications make it a terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist.”

Darius Clark Monroe was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and “10 Filmmakers to Watch” by The Independent.