Anne Misawa, director and choreographer, will discuss and screen selected films on April 27, 2009.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—The Film Department will present a discussion and film screening by director and choreographer, Anne Misawa, on Monday, April 27. Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 5pm in the Vogeltstein Center for Drama and Film’s Rosenwald Theater.

During her talk titled, "A Sense of Place," Misawa will screen clips from her feature films, which she has shot and/or directed internationally.  Of particular note is her work as director of photography on Treeless Mountain, a new film shot in Korea by acclaimed director So Yong Kim, which opened this week at the Film.

Anne Misawa, born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai'i, graduated from the University of Southern California’s Graduate Film and Television Program. She has worked internationally producing, directing, cinematography, and editing internationally acclaimed films including: as director, Waking Mele (Sundance 2000 Film Festival) and Eden’s Curve (Emerging Film Best feature Award, NCGLFF 2003; as cinematographer, Kamea (HIFF 2004 Best Short Award), Time Out (directed by Xelinda Yancy, executive produced by John Singleton, HBO Award), Salt (Caligari Award for Innovative Filmmaking at Berlin Int’l Film Festival 2003) and Liv, (directed by Edoardo Ponti, executive produced by Robert Altman and Michelangelo Antonioni, Venice Int’l Film Festival 1998); and as director of photography for the award-winning Treeless Mountain, directed by So Yong Kim, in Korea, which has been recently screening at festivals including, Toronto Int’l Film Festival, Berlin Int’l Film Festival, and the New Directors/New Films series at Lincoln Center. Misawa is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai’i, where she teaches film production at the Academy for Creative Media.

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.


Posted by Office of Communications Monday, April 27, 2009