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Art Forum Welcomes Rachel Lears

September 29, 2015, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Location Calcia Hall - 135
SponsorDepartment of Art and Design, College of the ArtsCostNo cost, open to the publicMore Informationhttp://www.montclair.edu/arts/art-and-design/faculty/artforum/Posted InDepartment of Art and Design
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Rachel Lears: The Hand That Feeds: Documentary screening and filmmaker Q&A

Rachel's most recent feature documentary, The Hand That Feeds, won awards and recognition at Full Frame, DOC NYC, AFI Docs, Chicago Latino, and numerous other festivals on the 2014-25 circuit. It was supported by Sundance Documentary Film Program, the Ford Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, Chicken & Egg Pictures, New York State Council on the Arts (NYCSA), Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund, and the Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute, and was featured at Good Pitch NY, Sundance Creative Producing Lab & Summit, and IFP's Spotlight on Documentaries.

Rachel's first film Birds of Passage (2010) was supported by Fulbright and the National Film Institute of Uruguay sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and was broadcast nationally throughout Latin America. Her ongoing video art collaborations with artist Saya Woolfalk have screened at numerous galleries and museums worldwide since 2008. Rachel was a 2013 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, is bilingual in Spanish, and holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and a graduate certificate in Culture and Media from NYU.

Art Forum is a series of lectures and presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians, and curators. Through exposing students to the experiences of international artists and members of the global arts community, this course intends to introduce students to the creative process, different philosophies of art, and the role of art in private and public life.