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Film Screening and Lecture by Robert Beavers
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

On October 22 the Film Studies Committee will present the 2013 John Sacret Young '69 Lecture. Celebrated American filmmaker Robert Beavers will show and discuss his films Work Done, The Hedge Theater, and The Suppliant, along with his newest work Listening to the Space in my Room, which received its World Premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival in September and will go to the 2013 Viennale immediately following the presentation at Princeton. The screening and discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.

Preceding the film screening, a lecture by Rebekah Rutkoff, the Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton and an expert on the work of Beavers and filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos, will present a lecture on "Cinematic Incubations: Gregory Markopoulos' Asclepion Vison" at 4:30 p.m. at the Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103.

Robert Beavers headshotROBERT BEAVERS was born in Massachusetts. His work includes the eighteen-film cycle entitled My Hand Outstreched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure. The series includes Sotiros ('96), Ruskin ('98), The Ground ('01), Early Monthly Segments ('02), and The Hedge Theater ('02), and Listening to the Space in my Room ('13).

Listening to the Space in My Room
Switzerland/Germany/USA, 2013; 19m 
"...a moving testament to existence (whose traces are found in literature, music, filmmaking, gardening) and our endless search for meaning and authenticity."


JOHN SACRET YOUNG, for whom the lecture is named, is a 1969 graduate of Princeton and an author, producer, director, and screenwriter. Young has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, winning two WGA Awards. He is perhaps best known for co-creating, along with William F. Broyles Jr., China Beach, the critically acclaimed ABC-TV drama series about medics and nurses during the Vietnam War. For an episode he wrote and directed, Young won a WGA. The West Wing brought him two more Emmys and two more WGA nominations. Young has also received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award , and his original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his fifth Humanitas Prize nomination and second win.

Related Information

Toronto International Film Festival 
"Cinematic Incubation: Gregory Markopoulos’ Asclepion Vision" 



Event Information

Screening begins at 7:30 p.m.

James M. Stewart ’32 Theater

Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street

Free and open to the public

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