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Talk and Reception with Filmmaker Kent Jones

Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Gerlinger Hall, Lounge
1468 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Join us for a discussion with award-winning writer and director Kent Jones about his experience as a film critic, festival director, and filmmaker. An appetizer and dessert reception will follow the discussion. Free and open to the community. For more information, please visit our website

Kent Jones is an internationally recognized filmmaker, film critic, and festival programmer. He was named one of Variety’s 10 directors to watch for 2019 for his debut fiction film, Diane (2019), which won Best Narrative Feature and Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival. One of the great thinkers on directors and cinema history, Jones wrote and directed the documentaries Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) and Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007). He has collaborated on a number of film projects with Martin Scorsese–including A Letter to Elia (2010) and My Voyage to Italy (1999)–and was executive director of the World Cinema Foundation, a film preservation non-profit founded by Scorsese. Jones is also known for his sharp and personal film criticism, collected in the 2007 book, Physical Evidence: Selected Film Criticism. Since 2012, Jones has served as the director of the New York Film Festival, the premier showcase for international cinema in the United States.

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our co-sponsors: Department of Art, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Department of English, Department of German & Scandinavian, Department of Romance Languages, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies.

Event Type

Student Life, Entertainment, Arts & Culture, Film/Movie, Free, Free Food


College of Arts & Sciences, Cinema Studies

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public





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