Artist Presentation by Lauren Greenfield – Free Admission
Canon USA and MV Film Society Presents An Artist Presentation by Lauren Greenfield, covering her life’s work in film and photography
In association with Canon USA, we will be bringing two of Lauren’s award-winning films to you this summer (“Thin” and “The Queen of Versailles”), and as a special treat we’ve invited Lauren Greenfield to deliver an artist presentation. During this rare two hour event, Lauren will present her life’s work in film and photography.
Acclaimed documentary photographer/filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism, as a result of her monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” “THIN” and other photographic works, which have been widely published, exhibited, and collected by leading museums around the world.
Her latest feature-length documentary film, “The Queen of Versailles” was selected as the Opening Night film of Sundance 2012 where it won the Best Director Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition. The Queen of Versailles was acquired by Magnolia Pictures on the first night of Sundance and went on to box office success and critical acclaim, including winning the Brisbane International Film Festival BIFFDOC Prize, and nominations for Best Documentary by the International Documentary Association, Critics Choice, London Critics Circle Film Awards and The Directors Guild of America.
In addition to “The Queen of Versailles,” Lauren has previously directed three award-winning documentary films – “THIN,” “kids + money,” and “Beauty CULTure.” “THIN” was selected for the Official Competition at Sundance in 2006, was nominated for an Emmy for Best Direction, and received the prestigious John Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival in 2006. ”kids + money,” also selected for the Official Shorts Program at Sundance 2008, won several Best Documentary Awards (AFI, Ann Arbor, Gold Hugo), and was selected as one of the top five nonfiction shorts by Cinema Eye Honors 2009. ”Beauty CULTure” was commissioned by the Annenberg Foundation and was the centerpiece of the record-setting exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in which she was a featured artist (Summer 2011), which received the Lucie Award for Exhibition of the Year (2011). Greenfield’s THIN and Girl Culture museum exhibitions have been seen by a half million people in over thirty venues around the world.
Greenfield has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today (American Photo). Her work appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times Magazine, and GQ, and was showcased in the Getty Museum’s historical exhibition, “Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties” (2010).