Queens connects with Oscar Hopes
Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry
In November 2011, Ketner Auditorium held a standing-room-only crowd for a conversation with documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry. During the evening, the audience screened Curry's recent documentary and engaged Curry in a discussion surrounding his choices as an editor and filmmaker. The film, "If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," on which Curry collaborated with Sam Cullman, has been nominated for best documentary feature by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The much-praised film documents the rise and fall of a radical environmentalist who burned two Oregon timber facilities. The screening was followed by a question and answer session led by Knight School Assistant Professor, Dr. Alexis Carreiro. Curry spent two days sharing his talent and knowledge with students in the Knight School and the Queens community.
"If A Tree Falls" won this year's Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival. This is Curry's second Academy Award nomination. In 2005, Curry's documentary feature "Street Fight" was also nominated for an Academy Award as well as an Emmy Award.
The awards show will take place on Sunday, February 28th
at 7 p.m. EST.