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The Carla Kuhn Memorial Speaker Series

As part of the Carla Kuhn Memorial Speaker Series, the world's foremost filmmakers and TV personalities visit the Columbia University MFA Film Program to screen their most recent work and afterwards engage in discussions with students. These discussions are moderated by one of Columbia University's established film faculty members.

A sampling of our guests from the recent past includes: David Koepp, Alexander Payne, Jean Dujardin, David Chase, Werner Herzog, Kahane Cooperman '91, P. T. Anderson, Guillermo Arriaga, Olivier Assayas, Michael Ballhaus, Noah Baumbach, Danny Boyle, Ken Burns, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney, Bill Condon, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Day-Lewis, Guillermo del Torro, Claire Denis, Tom DiCillo, Atom Egoyan, Giancarlo Esposito, Edie Falco, Peter Farrelly, Todd Field, Tom Fontana, Jodie Foster, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Michel Gondry, Todd Haynes, Nicole Holofcener '88, Ron Howard, Jeong-hun Jeong, Charlie Kaufman, Cedric Klapisch, Patrice Leconte, Mike Leigh, Claude Lelouch, David Lynch, Albert Maysles, Claude Miller, Edward Norton, Kimberly Peirce '96, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tim Robbins, Lynne Ramsay, David O. Russell, Adam Sandler, Julian Schnabel, Richard Shepard, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Matthew Weiner, Jason Blum, Janicza Bravo, Martin Brest, Charles Burnett, Stephen Chbosky, Josephine Decker, Asgar Farhadi, Joanna Hogg, Azazel Jacobs, Ken Kwapis, James Mangold '99, Sherman Payne '10, Sam Pollard, Paul Schrader, and Michael Schultz.