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The Art of the Director: Style (Jane Campion & Lynne Ramsay)

Digging Deeper: The Art of the Director series (April – June)

Our Digging Deeper Spring sessions form a three-part series called “The Art of the Director,” exploring different ways to consider the work that goes into directing a film, especially for our most accomplished and adventurous artists. Audiences will gain new vantage points on some filmmakers they know and also bring new questions and contexts to lots of different movies we watch as the year unfolds.

The Art of the Director: Style

Often, filmmakers’ earliest works contain seeds of the audiovisual artistry that (if they’re lucky!) will later set them apart as distinctive artists in the feature format. For this session, we will look at early shorts by two major auteurs, noting how not just their themes but shot patterns, editing rhythms, and uses of sound lay groundwork for some of their most acclaimed projects. Recommended viewing: for Campion, either The Piano (1993) or The Power of the Dog (2021); for Ramsay, Morvern Callar (2002). All three films packed the house at past Chicago Film Festivals.

Please note: The discussion ticket does not include a ticket to screen the films.


The “Digging Deeper into Movies with Nick Davis” series is made possible with the support of the Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

Event Information

Saturday, April 13, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm

Alliance Française de Chicago
810 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610


Doors open at 10:30am. Please use the Dearborn St entrance for admission.


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or ramp access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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