Paul Greengrass is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter, and former journalist. He specializes in dramatizations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His 2002 film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival. He is best known stateside for his three films in The Bourne Identity Series, including: The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and Jason Bourne (2016). Greengrass received an Academy Award® nomination for United 93 (2006), and won the BAFTA Award for Best Director. Additional acclaimed projects include Green Zone (2010), Captain Phillips (2013) and Omagh (2004), which won British Academy Television Award.
OUR TRIBUTE PROGRAM features an onstage conversation with Paul Greengrass, a screening of 22 JULY, and the presentation of the MVFF Award.
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Recreating the sweep of history is familiar territory for Oscar®-nominated director Paul Greengrass, who previously made the riveting United 93 and Bloody Sunday (MVFF 2002). This time he applies his visceral immediacy to the aftermath of an attack—that of July 22, 2011, when a right-wing terrorist killed 77 Norwegians, bombing a government building in Oslo before going on a horrific murder spree at a summer youth camp. Democracy steels its resolve to follow the rule of law while reeling from the terrible loss in this drama told in the director’s signature style of naturalistic intimacy. Greengrass follows a recovering youth’s therapy and PTSD, a prime minister urging transparency, and the defense attorney committed to his client’s rights (but not his cause), meticulously entwining these threads to a powerful climax in a story about a nation dedicated to progress in the face of fear and hope in the shadow of hate.
22 JULY will also play as an Official Selection of the Mill Valley Film Festival. CLICK HERE for complete info. & tickets
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
7:00pm | Smith Rafael Film Center
Program: $25 general | $20 CFI members