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An Evening with Rashaad Ernesto Green

January 21, 2011

Photo by Daniel Patterson

On Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm in the Lang Recital Hall, independent filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green will visit Hunter College for a Q&A (moderated by Prof. Lund) following a screening of several award winning short films. Green was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces in Film 2010.

This event is hosted by CinemaTalks.

Here is a short bio of Green:

Starting his career as an actor, Bronx native Rashaad Ernesto Green received his BA from Dartmouth College, MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, and MFA from NYU’s Graduate Film Program, where he was a Dean’s Fellowship recipient . After spending years acting in theaters nationwide and working in film with directors like Spike Lee, Rashaad had the opportunity to work as a teacher in the South Bronx before turning his efforts behind the camera to tell stories. The world premiere of his film “Premature” won the Grand Jury Prize in the HBO Short Film Competition at the 2008 American Black Film Festival and is currently airing on HBO. “Premature” has played over 40 festivals worldwide, including Palm Springs International Shortfest, Munich International Film Festival, Sapporo International Film Festival of Japan, has broadcast in France, Germany, Poland, Japan, and has garnered over 20 awards, including the Directors Guild of America Student Award and the National Board of Review Award. Rashaad’s short, “Choices” premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and his latest short “Cuts” has screened at the Pan African Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, and has also screened on HBO. A recipient of the prestigious 2009 Princess Grace Foundation – Cary Grant Film Award and named one of indieWIRE’s top ten new voices in cinema, Rashaad’s first feature “Gun Hill Road” will be premiering at the 2011 Sundance film festival and was selected for the 2010 Tribeca All Access Program. “Gun Hill Road” was also named recipient of the 2009 Spike Lee Fellowship, the 2010 Fotokem Printing & Processing Grant, and recognized by the Urban Arts Initiative in New York City and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

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