CPCA AIR Presents: Nikyatu Jusu

CPCA AIR Presents: Nikyatu Jusu

Oct 4, 2023

CPCA Arts Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) presents:

An Evening with Nikyatu Jusu (filmmaker, Nanny)
Screening and in conversation
with Kartik Nair and Elisabeth Subrin, Professors of Film and Media Arts
Wednesday, 4 October, 5 PM Rock Hall Auditorium (1715 N Broad St, Philadelphia)
--Can't make it on the 4th in person?
Screen the film on Amazon Prime and zoom in to the discussion at 7 pm: RSVP for zoom

The Arts Interdisciplinary Initiative (AIR) at the Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts (CPCA) invites you to an evening with Nikyatu Jusu, Writer/Director of Nanny, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Join us on Wednesday, 4 October, at 5 pm at Rock Hall Auditorium (1715 N. Broad Street) for a special screening of Nanny, followed by a conversation with Nikyatu Jusu, Elisabeth Subrin (Professor of Film and Media Arts), and Kartik Nair (Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts).

Nikyatu Jusu is an independent writer, director, and Assistant Professor in Film & Video at George Mason University. Her short films have played at festivals nationally and internationally. With her feature film debut, Jusu is the second black woman director and Nanny is the first horror film to win the Sundance Grand Jury Prize (US Dramatic).

A meteoric year for Jusu’s feature film debut includes wins such as: Sundance Film Festival’s Vanguard Award, the Motion Picture Association's Creator award and a myriad of additional laurels culminating in the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards Someone to Watch acknowledgment. Jusu is currently in development on a feature film expansion of her award winning short film Suicide By Sunlight, produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw. Additionally, she’s been tapped to direct a contemporary remake of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Monsters are her happy place.

This event is open to the public and part of AIR.

Arts Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) is a holistic research center and forum for creative and scholarly research across the arts that includes cutting-edge colloquia, exploratory seminars, lecture demonstrations, launches of research publications and creative works, reading groups, faculty talks, and stand-alone conferences initiated by the faculty of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

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