Film producer to discuss independent filmmaking

Christine Vachon, an acclaimed independent film producer and the co-founder of Killer Films, will visit Penn State’s University Park campus to discuss the art and business of independent film at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium.

Her free public lecture is titled “Making Movies That Matter.”

Founded in 1995, Vachon’s Killer Films has established itself at the forefront of American independent cinema with a reputation for delivering challenging, thought-provoking and original movies from filmmakers with distinctive vision.

The company has produced more than 40 films, including Bob Dylan biopic “I’m Not There” (2007), Kim Peirce’s “Boy’s Don’t Cry” (1999), for which Hilary Swank won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and John Cameron Mitchell’s gender-bending rock odyssey “Hedwig and the Angry Itch” (2001).

Vachon also is the author of two books: “A Killer Life: How an Independent Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond” (2006) and “Shooting to Kill: How an Independent Producer Blasts through the Barriers to Make Movies That Matter” (1998). Both books were Los Angeles Times bestsellers.

Vachon’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Film-Video and Media Studies, the Department of Telecommunications and the LGBTA Student Resource Center.
 

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Last Updated March 19, 2009