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Join a discussion with James Schamus, award-winning producer, screenwriter, director, former CEO of Focus Features, and professor of film theory.

- On October 25th at 5:30PM in the Sanders Classroom Auditorium, James Schamus will deliver “20 Fragments on Entertaining the Algorithm: Trauma, Attention, Narrative, Truth, Choice.” Schamus is a Professor of Film Theory at Columbia University, an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm), producer (Brokeback Mountain), director (Indignation), and former CEO of Focus Features. Schamus’ production company, Symbolic Exchange, produced Kitty Green’s Casting JonBenet and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn. Other Symbolic projects include Rhys Ernst’s trans comedy Adam, Noble Jones’s The Tomorrow Man, and Andrew Ahn’s Driveways. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the English Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 8, 2018