Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program adjunct faculty member Geoffrey Fletcher won the Oscar for Writing (Adapted Screenplay) in 2010 for "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for writing in Oscar history. The award capped a robust awards season for Fletcher, who also won an Independent Spirit Award for the film. "Precious" won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and top honors at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival as well.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program alumna Lisa Cholodenko's ('97SOA) "The Kids Are All Right" opened to universal acclaim in July 2010, after premiering at Sundance in January and becoming a breakout hit. Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, the film follows a lesbian couple who each gave birth to a child from an anonymous sperm donor -- and what unspools when those children seek out their biological father. A. O. more
Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Professor Jon Kessler's "Sculpture from the 80s and 90s" opens at the Fisher Landau Center for Art October 18. The exhibit will remain on view through January 3, 2011.
There will be an opening reception Sunday, October 17, 2-5 pm. more