DIAMOND SCREEN FILM SERIES: ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Featuring: Radha Bharadwaj ('85) screening Space MOMs
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5pm reception, 5:30 screening, 7:30pm talkback
Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
1837 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
This year we begin the Alumni Spotlight Series Nov. 6th with a special event with eminent director Radha Bharadwaj (‘85) and her feature Space MOMs which tells the story of the female engineers who worked to make India the first country in the world to put a spacecraft into Mars’s orbit on the first try. Bharadwaj is a multiawardwinning director whose films include BASIL which featured Oscar winner Jared Leto and CLOSET LAND starring Alan Rickman and Madeline Stowe. (More info on Radha Bharadwaj here)
When CLOSET LAND was released in 1991, Bharadwaj became the first filmmaker of Indian descent to release a feature film through a major Hollywood studio. For her script, she earned the 1989 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We are thrilled to have Radha visit us for this screening and to give us insight into her career.
Our alums are innovative artists and thinkers who have won Academy Awards, Jury prizes at Sundance and changed the landscape of the world of film. Last year’s series featured Oscar-winning editor William Goldenberg (‘82), film archival leader Andrea Kalas (‘86) and Steadicam pioneer Larry McConkey.
More information to follow on the dynamic speaker scheduled for Feb 12!
Free and open to the public!