On Friday, April 12, independent film producer Christine Vachon visits the SNF Parkway Theatre as the seventh Visiting Artist in the Johns Hopkins University Film and Media Studies Bachelor of Arts Program’s 2018-19 Visiting Artist Series. This event is presented in partnership by the Maryland Film Festival, JHU Film & Media Studies Program, and the Saul Zaentz Foundation.
The evening will begin with a screening of Velvet Goldmine (dir. Todd Haynes, 1998). Afterward, Ms. Vachon will do a talk/Q&A on her life in films, moderated by Meredith Ward, Director of the JHU Bachelor of Arts Program in Film and Media Studies.
Christine is one of the biggest names in independent film today, and has been since the 1990s. She has produced Academy-Award winning films such as Boys Don’t Cry and Carol. Her production company is responsible for producing over 100 films, including Far From Heaven, Kids, One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Storytelling, Velvet Goldmine, SAFE, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, Swoon, I’m Not There, Still Alice, and so many more!
She is the author of Shooting to Kill: How an Independent Producer Blasts through Barriers to Make Movies that Matter and A Killer Life: How an Independent Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, as well as The Apparatus Guide to No-Budget Filmmaking in New York City.