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Garrett Bradley on Ways of Working in Contemporary Cinema

Smith College Department of Art
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Life Over Genre: Ways of Working in Contemporary Cinema with Garrett Bradley

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. Seelye Hall 201

Garrett Bradley is an award-winning artist, director and Smith Alum (’07) who was born in New York City and is currently based in New Orleans. Garrett’s work movingly and powerfully pulls from and engages with the beauty and complexities of seemingly ordinary people and lives. Her range of work is impressive including explorations of the role that aesthetics can play in African American male identity and the experience of love when one person in a couple is incarcerated.

Her first feature-length film, “Below Dreams” premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2014, where it won IndieWire’s Critics Picks for Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, and Best First Feature. In 2017 her film “Alone,” won the jury prize at Sundance in the nonfiction shorts category.

Involved in the many worlds of production, Garrett Bradley also directed an episode of Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar,” which Oprah Winfrey proudly co-produces. Garrett has received numerous awards including the Artadia Prospect 3 Artist Award, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award, The Lynn Weston Fellowship, The Motion Picture Association of America Award, and the Mary Pickford Award.