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Friday Chat Series: Sarah Polley

Friday Chat Series: Sarah Polley
Robert Gill Theatre 214 College Street, St. George entrance, 3rd floor
Time: Mar 22nd, 2:00 pm End: Mar 22nd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Humanities, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-, 1950-2000
The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studiesí Friday Chat Series with Sarah Polley (Moderated by Professor Charlie Keil, Director, Cinema Studies Institute)

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, UC Lit, The Department of Cinema Studies, and The University College Writing Centre are pleased to present:

Sarah Polley, Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter. 

Friday Chat Series.

Sarah Polley is a Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series, Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in such films as Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody.

Polley made her feature film directorial debut with Away from Her, for which she won a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Polley's second film, Take This Waltz, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. Her latest film, Stories We Tell, is her first feature length documentary. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, and its North American premiere followed at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto Film Critics Association awarded it the $100,000 prize for best Canadian film of the year and it was recognized as Best Documentary at 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.. Polley is currently University College’s Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto for 2012-13.

Please note that this event is free and open to the public - please call the Drama Centre at 416-978-7980 for details.

This event witll be moderated by Professor Charlie Keil, Director, Cinema Studies Institute.

 


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