Arts Across the Curriculum event, to be held on Tuesday, September 17 in The Lang Theater. The event comprises a screening of the recent, critically acclaimed film What Maisie Knew (Millenium Entertainment, 2012), followed by a roundtable discussion with directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel, Professor Ivone Margulies of the Department of Film and Media and Professor Richard Kaye of the Department of English.
What Maisie Knew is an adaptation of the 1897 Henry James novel about a young girl caught in an acrimonious custody battle. New York Times critic A.O. Scott called the film “brilliant” and “haunting.” McGehee and Siegel’s major feature films include Uncertainty (2008) with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bee Season (2005) with Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche, and The Deep End (2001) with Tilda Swinton.
The post-screening discussion will range across topics both academic and practical, from the intellectual and creative challenges of accurately representing a child’s viewpoint, to the production challenges of filming in New York City.
Event schedule for Tuesday, September 17 in The Lang Theater:
4:45 – 6:15 pm: screening, What Maisie Knew
6:15 – 7:15 pm: Q&A with the directors and roundtable discussion
7:15 – 8 pm: faculty reception with the directors