Eric Byler

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 5:00pm


Cinema and Television Studies Speaker Series


New Media, Politics, and Social Responsibility

Chinese American writer/director Eric Byler grew up in California, Virginia, and Hawaii before graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Eric was nominated for a 2003 Independent Spirit Award for his debut feature film Charlotte Sometimes, which also earned nominations for producer Marc Ambrose and actress Jacqueline Kim. Eric's second feature Americanese was acquired for theatrical release (fall 2007) by IFC Films and won both the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2006. His first effort as a television director, My Life Disoriented, aired on PBS stations around the country in late 2006 and early 2007. His latest feature film is the Charlotte Sometimes sequel Tre, recent winner of the Special Jury Award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Talk to be followed at 7:00-8:30 pm by

Free Screening of PBS TV Pilot My Life Disoriented, and Sneak Preview of upcoming theatrical release Americanese courtesy of IFC Films followed by a discussion with writer/director Eric Byler.


Cinema Studies Program
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