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Free Screening: Colette

You are invited to meet producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films on Monday, September 17th, 6:30 PM, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.  Ms. Vachon will be pre-screening her new film COLETTE, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, and will discuss her career as a producer following the screening. Admission to the Filmmakers Dialogue event is free to the SVA Community, but you must show your I.D. Card at the door.

 

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Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award-winning producer. She has been lauded for her career filmmaking with the Producer Award from the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

She co-founded, with Pamela Koffler, the impactful independent film and television production company Killer Films in 1995. Killer’s Oscar-winning films have included Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice. Its Oscar-nominated films have included Todd Haynes’ Carol, I’m Not There, and Far from Heaven. The latter swept the Independent Spirit Awards, winning five including Best Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Director, and Best Feature. In her capacity as producer, Ms. Vachon has again been nominated in the Spirits’ Best Feature category, most recently for Carol; the film also brought her a BAFTA Award nomination, among other honors.

Ms. Vachon’s dozens of other Killer movies have included Mr. Haynes’ Safe, Velvet Goldmine, and Wonderstruck; Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog, Storytelling, and Happiness; Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow; Nigel Finch’s Stonewall; Rose Troche’s The Safety of Objects, which marked the breakout role for Kristen Stewart; Todd Graff’s Camp, which marked the breakthrough role for Anna Kendrick; Mary Harron’s The Notorious Bettie Page, starring Gretchen Mol; Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page; Jordan Scott’s Cracks, with Juno Temple and Maria Valverde; Andrew Neel’s Goat; Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl, starring Morgan Saylor; Andrew Dosunmu’s Where is Kyra?, starring Michelle Pfeiffer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed; and, upcoming, Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

 

 Ms. Vachon is also the director of the MFA program at Stony Brook University.

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