Join us for a screening of the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry, followed by a Q&A with the director.
Please note that the film carries an "R" rating for violence including an intense brutal rape scene, sexuality, language, and drug use.
Kimberly Peirce staked her place as a director of singular vision and craft with her unflinching debut feature, Boys Don't Cry (Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevingy, Peter Sarsgaard), which earned numerous honors including the Best Actress Oscar for the film's star, Hilary Swank. She subsequently co-wrote and directed Stop-Loss (Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbie Cornish), a topical and emotionally penetrating drama inspired by real-life stories of American soldiers, including her own brother, fighting in Iraq and coming home. In 2013 Peirce directed Carrie (Julianne Moore, Chloë Moretz, Ansel Elgort), an American Cinderella horror tale of dreams, desire, sexuality, bullying, superpowers, and revenge starring Chloë Grace Moretz as an awkward and outcast teenager with telekinetic powers and Julianne Moore as her domineering, religious mother. Most recently, Kimberly has directed episodes of the acclaimed shows American Crime (Felicity Huffman, Regina King and Tim Hutton), Turn (Jamie Bell), Halt and Catch Fire (Lee Pace, Scoot Mcnairy and Mackenzie Davis), and Manhattan (John Benjamin Hickey, Rachel Bresnahan); and the forthcoming shows Six (Walton Goggins) and I Love Dick (Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn). Peirce is an executive producer of the upcoming A&E TV show Impact. Peirce received her MFA from Columbia University, is a graduate of Sundance Institute's Writing and Directing Film Labs, and is on the executive board of the Director's Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program was established on the occasion of Reed’s centennial with a gift from Dan Greenberg ’62 and his wife and philanthropic partner Susan Steinhauser. Since 2012, the program has brought visiting scholars to campus to stimulate and support the work of students and provide faculty with the opportunity for in-depth intellectual exchange with a prominent member of their field.
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Vollum College Center, Vollum lecture hall
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199