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The department of Film and Video, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Programs, are pleased to welcome Ander Monson to a special edition of the MassArt Ciné Culture screening series. Attendees are invited to a reading, discussion, and Q+A with author Ander Monson on Tuesday, November 15 at 7PM EST* VIA ZOOM.


*Special in-person screening of Predator (1987) at 5pm EST, before the reading and discussion.


ANDER MONSON is the author of seven published books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, including the 2022 memoir Predator: A Memoir, a Movie, an Obsession from Graywolf Press. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and the New York Public Library Young Lions award, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers award in Nonfiction, the Graywolf Prize in Nonfiction, the Annie Dillard prize in Creative Nonfiction, and a John C Zacharis prize from Ploughshares. His story, “Reduce Your Likelihood of Murder,” won the World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, and his work has been anthologized in the Best American Essays. He’s received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and the Howard Foundation. He is the president of the Tucson Poetry Festival, the editor and publisher of the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press, and the founder of the website Essay Daily.


Attendees in the Boston area are invited to a special public screening of Predator (1987), directed by John McTiernan and written by brothers Jim and John Thomas, before the talk at 5pm on November 15, in the MassArt Design and Media Center Lecture Hall


This event is free and open to the public. 


Registration closes on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm EST.


IMAGE: Left: The Author, Ander Monson, courtesy Cybele Knowles. Right: Cover of Monson's 2022 memoir, courtesy of the author and Graywolf Press


The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Ciné Culture (MACC) screening series was established in 2018 by filmmaker and former MassArt Film/Video department chair Soon-Mi Yoo. Each semester, the series brings to campus a diverse group of filmmakers and moving image artists for screenings, panel discussions, master classes, and performances. The Fall 2022 installment of the Ciné Culture Screening Series is programmed and moderated by Rebecca Morrison. MasArt Ciné Culture is made possible with the support of the Office of Academic Affairs.

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