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Cucli, Xavier Marrades upcoming film premieres at 55th Annual New York Film Festival

Made in Spain, Class of 2008 alumni Xavier Marrades's short film Cucli will be making it's New York Premiere at the 55th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. The film will be showing during the Shorts 4 Program taking place on Saturday September 30th and Tuesday October 3rd. Marrades will be in attendance for both for a q-&-a post screening. To purchase tickets please click here.

Image courtesy of Xavier Marrades. 

Image courtesy of Xavier Marrades. 

The short film follows a widowed truck driver considers the nature of his companionship with a dove in this ethereal, moving work about loss and renewal. Ramon lives with his parents, although he is away most of the week working as a truck driver. These are long and lonely trips until he meets a very special companion that changes everything. Cucli tells a story about love and companionship after death and its transformative effect. How through memories, the supernatural can find its way into our mundane lives.

Ann Collins upcoming Film will debut at the 55th annual New York Film Festival

Congratulations to faculty member and film editor Ann Collins on her impeccable work on the upcoming Netflix release Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.

Billed as Director Griffin Dunne’s years-in-the-making documentary portrait of his aunt Joan Didion, the piece moves with the spirit of her uncannily lucid writing: the film simultaneously expands and zeroes in, covering a vast stretch of turbulent cultural history with elegance and candor, and grounded in the illuminating presence and words of Didion herself. This is most certainly a film about loss—the loss of a solid American center, the personal losses of a husband and a child—but Didion describes everything she sees and experiences so attentively, so fully, and so bravely that she transforms the very worst of life into occasions for understanding.

The documentary will be making it's world wide debut at the 55th annual New York Film Festival with screenings on October 11 and October 14 before becoming availible on Netflix in late October. Tickets go on sale September 10th.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please click here.

Author Joan Didon at home in Hollywood. Image courtesy of Ann Collins. 

Author Joan Didon at home in Hollywood. Image courtesy of Ann Collins.