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A Conversation with Producer Christine Vachon
February 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for this not-to-be-missed FilmNorth Forum event – a conversation between independent producing icon Christine Vachon and producer Rebecca Green, the founder of the influential website dearproducer.com.
Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past two decades they have produced over 100 films, including some of the most celebrated American indie features: Carol (nominated for six Academy Awards), Far from Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Still Alice (Academy Award winner), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, KIDS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominee). In 2021 alone Christine has produced Todd Haynes’ new documentary, The Velvet Underground, the Emmy-winning Netflix series Halston, and the Gotham Award nominated FX series Pride.
Rebecca Green produced two of the top-grossing and critically acclaimed independent films of 2015, It Follows and I’ll See You in My Dreams, which generated a combined domestic box office total of $22 million. Named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” and nominated for the Piaget Producer’s Award at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Rebecca was also a 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow, Creative Advisor for the 2017 and 2018 Film Independent Producing Lab, and the Fall 2016 Allesee Endowed Chair in Media Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 2017 Rebecca established Dear Producer, a platform where producers share their experiences, celebrate achievements, and provide mentorship for the next generation. Rebecca holds a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Location: University of St. Thomas O’Shaugnessy Education Center Auditorium (directions and parking info below)
Parking: Free at the Tommie East garage, 75 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul (next-door to the O’Shaughnessy Education Center)
RSVP closed. Walkups accepted with proof of full Covid vaccination and mask.
NOTE: To ensure COVID safety, proof of full vaccination (and booster strongly encouraged) and masks are required.