Symposium celebrates filmmaker Nancy Savoca

April 19, 2019

Indie director Nancy Savoca in the U-M Library archives, 2015. Photo by Mary Morris, U-M Library.

Join us for any or all of the symposium,

Character Driven: Exploring the Career and Archives of Nancy Savoca

One of the leading voices of specialty cinema, Nancy Savoca hit a home run with her first film, True Love, in 1989 when it won at the Sundance Fim Festival. Since then her character-driven films have earned critical acclaim and respect for bringing working women and ethnic diversity to the forefront of cinematic representation. Join the University of Michigan Library as we celebrate the opening of Savoca's archive as part of the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection.

All symposium sessions are free and open to the public, but attendees must purchase tickets to view Cinetopia films.  



Friday, May 10

Location: Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue

12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

12:30 p.m.

How She Got It Made: The Challenges of Financing Specialty Films & Indie Productions

2:15 p.m.

True Love and Household Miracles: A Conversation with Director Nancy Savoca

3:30 p.m.

A Semester with Savoca

4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Exhibit Opening Reception


Part of Cinetopia Film Festival; tickets required

Friday, May 10

Location: Auditorium A, Angell Hall
435 S. State Street, Ann Arbor

6:00 p.m.

Household Saints (Nancy Savoca, 1993, 124 mins.)
Followed by Q&A

Saturday, May 11

Location: Screening Room, Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

12:30 pm.

Dirt (Nancy Savoca, 2004, 91 mins.)

Followed by a panel discussion,
Bringing a Multitude of Voices to the Screen: Savoca's Diversity Explored

Jerry Carlson - Producer of the film Dirt
Richard Guay - Producer and screenwriter
Justin Wyatt - Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Harrington School of Communicaiton and Media, University of Rhode Island
Maysoon Zayid - Actress and comedian currently developing a cable series with director Nancy Savoca and producer Rich Guay 

Sunday, May 12

Location: Screening Room, Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

1:30 p.m.

Dogfight (Nancy Savoca, 1991, 94 mins.)
Followed by Q&A



May 9 – June 30

True to Life: Film Director Nancy Savoca's Quest for Authenticity

Location: Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
913 South University Avenue

Sponsored by Cinetopia International Film Festival, U-M Library and the U-M Department of Film, Television, and Media






































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