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Marshall Curry to Visit Cornell University

15 October 2015

Marshall Curry's visit is made possible by the Sevin Fellowship with additional support from Cornell Cinema and Flora Rose House. Join him for two public film screenings at Cornell Cinema, with follow-up Q&A sessions.

Marshall CurryCornell University is excited to welcome Marshall Curry, a two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. He will be visiting Cornell as the Irik Sevin '69 West Campus Visiting Fellow on October 20-21, 2015.

Mr. Curry has been selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film." He has appeared on television and radio numerous times, including Charlie Rose, NPR's Morning Edition and ABC's Nightline. He has also been a guest lecturer at several colleges, and served on an array of juries for film festivals and associations.

Mr. Curry's award-winning films include:

  • Street Fight (2005), about the 2002 Newark mayoral race between Cory Booker and Sharpe.
  • If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011), a film that asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
  • Point and Shoot (2014), the story of a young man from Baltimore whose self-described "crash course in manhood" leads him to join--with a gun and a video camera in hand--the Libyan uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.

There are several events in connection with Mr. Curry's visit. These include:

  • Dinner Conversation: How I Became a Filmmaker: the Crooked Path to Work I Love, October 20th, 5:30-6:30pm (Rose House, Open to the West Campus Community)
  • Film Screening: Street Fight, October 20th, 7:15pm (Cornell Cinema, Free and Open to the Public)
  • Lunch Conversation: Stories Behind the Films, October 21st, 12:30pm (By Invitation Only)
  • Film Screening: If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, October 21st, 7:15pm (Cornell Cinema, Free and Open to the Public)

About Sevin Fellowship

Cornell alumnus Irik Sevin '69 endowed the Sevin Fellowships in honor of Isaac Kramnick, a revered Cornell professor and one of the founders of the West Campus House System. The Sevin Fellowships bring distinguished individuals in American public life to stay in one of the West Campus Houses and mix with students, sharing ideas and insights with House residents.


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