NCSU Film Studies presents Gary Hustwit — director of Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized

Film Studies at NC State UniversityNCSU Film Studies is bringing Gary Hustwit–director of Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized to NCSU on Sunday April 15th to show Urbanized.

Where: Campus Cinema in Witherspoon at 7pm.

Gary will do a Q&A after, and the event will be free and open to the public.

This is a great opportunity for College of Design students to meet Gary as he has really pioneered a thematic, style, and original distribution system for his films that speaks to what I suspect many design students aspire to do in their own work.

About the Director

Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He has produced six feature documentaries, including I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, the award-winning film about the band Wilco; Moog, the documentary about electronic music pioneer Robert Moog; and Drive Well, Sleep Carefully, a tour film about the band Death Cab for Cutie. Hustwit worked with punk label SST Records in the late-1980s, ran the independent book publishing house Incommunicado Press during the 1990s, was Vice President of the media website in 2000, and started the indie DVD label Plexifilm in 2001.

Hustwit made his directorial debut with Helvetica, which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2007, and has since screened in over 200 cities worldwide. It had its television premiere in the UK on BBC1, and will be broadcast in the United States on PBS in January 2009. Hustwit was nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit “Truer Than Fiction” Award for Helvetica.

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