March 28, 2014

Filmmaker Michelle Citron to visit April 3

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Citron will screen her recent work and present a lecture on the state of narrative filmmaking next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Citron’s presentation is at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Kleinau Theatre, located in the Communications Building, Room 2018.  The event is free and open to the public. 

A professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, Citron is an “internationally renowned filmmaker whose work, ‘Daughter Rite,’ is considered a groundbreaking moment in feminist film discourse,” said H.D. Motyl, an associate professor in Radio, Television, and Digital Media. 

Citron will screen excerpts from her recent digital work, as well as her entire 2014 short film, “Leftovers.”  

Citron's work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Walker Art Center, and in the Berlin, London, Edinburgh, and New Directors film festivals. She is the author of the award-winning book, “Home Movies and Other Necessary Fictions.” 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in educational psychology and doctorate in interdisciplinary cognitive studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.