Past Event

Film Screening and Talk on "Strange Weather" with Writer-Director Katherine Dieckmann

June 2, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Center organized a screening of the film and conversation between the film's director and writer
Katherine Dieckmann, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at the School of the Arts, Columbia University and producer and director Ali Betil ('14SOA).

About the Film

Darcy (Holly Hunter) is a college administrator whose son Walker committed suicide seven years earlier. Her only constants in life are gardening and her best friend, Byrd. After learning that Walker's old buddy Mark stole his idea for a restaurant chain, she packs her bag, picks up Byrd and travels to New Orleans to confront him and settle the score.

Katherine Dieckmann is a writer and director. Her most recent feature film is Strange Weather (2016), starring Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon. Dieckmann’s other films include Motherhood (2009), starring Uma Thurman; Diggers (2007), starring Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, and Maura Tierney; and A Good Baby (2000), starring Henry Thomas and David Strathairn. An Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Program, Dieckmann has taught screenwriting for over 15 years. She has also been a Creative Advisor for The Sundance Institute, the IFP/Narrative Features Lab, and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. For more information, click here.

Ali Betil ('14SOA) producer, director, and cinematographer, is one of Turkey’s most talented filmmakers. He received an MFA from the Film Program in Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2014, and has produced multiple award-winning films such as Keep the Lights On (2012) and Love Is Strange (2014).