An Evening with Athina Rachel Tsangari
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Writer-director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s entrance into cinema came through a happy accident, with a small role in Richard Linklater’s landmark 1991 film Slacker. Today, Tsangari—the New York Film Festival’s 2015 Filmmaker in Residence—stands as a dynamic and fearless filmmaker at the crest of a new Greek wave in cinema. We are thrilled to welcome Tsangari for a conversation about her career, during which she will introduce and discuss her widely lauded, one-of-a-kind sophomore feature Attenberg (2010), followed by a screening of her rarely seen The Slow Business of Going, a lo-fi sci-fi road movie listed in the 2002 Village Voice Critics’ Poll as one of the year’s “best first films.”
The Filmmaker in Residence program is co-created and sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
In This Series
Q&A with Athina Rachel TsangariTsangari’s second feature symbolically visualizes a change in generation and perspective as a father and daughter (Vangelis Mourikis and Ariane Labed) gently negotiate their individual rites of passage, yielding a work poised between sincerity and hilarity, tradition and experimentation. A New Directors/New Films 2011 selection.
The Slow Business of Going
Introduction by Athina Rachel TsangariWilliam Gibson meets Samuel Beckett in Tsangari’s audacious directorial debut, an exhilarating, shape-shifting work of lo-fi sci-fi that follows Global Nomad Project representative Petra Going as she travels the world, generating and transmitting memories back to the Experience Data Agency.