The Athena Film Festival in conjunction with SOA student groups (C-WIF) Columbia Women in Film and (FOCUS) Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit, invite you to join filmmaker and Columbia College alumni Julia Hart for a conversation and discussion on the filmmaking process with Hilary Brougher, current Film Chair of MFA Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts. Hart is the writer of The Keeping Room (2014) and the writer and director of Miss Stevens (2016) and the upcoming Fast Color which will open the 2019 Athena Film Festival and will be released in theatres in spring of 2019.
Julia Hart is a writer and director, known for Fast Color (2018), Miss Stevens (2016) and Stargirl (2019). After eight years of teaching high school students, Hart quit her job to pursue screenwriting. Miss Stevens was her directorial debut and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award and Gamechanger Award at South by Southwest in 2016. Fast Color is Hart’s most recent completed film.
Hilary Brougher is a writer/director who lives and works in NYC. Her first feature, The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997) featuring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn, was presented at the SXSW, Venice, Rotterdam, and Toronto Film Festivals. Her second feature, Stephanie Daley premiered at Sundance in 2007 where it won the Screenwriting Award, and also played at Locarno, Deauville as well as Milan (where it won Best Director). She is a member of faculty in the MFA Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and the current Film Chair.