Curator and Filmmaker Talk: Dennis Lim and Dominga Sotomayor

  • Left: Dennis Lim, courtesy of the speaker; Right: Dominga Sotomayor, courtesy of the speaker

Curator and Filmmaker Talk

  1. Apr 7, 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm
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Join us at 7:00 pm EST for two presentations by artists and visiting faculty members to the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Dennis Lim and Dominga Sotomayor. This program will be moderated by Julia Sharpe, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. 

Dennis Lim is the Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival and Film at Lincoln Center. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Bookforum, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, and The Village Voice, where he was the film editor. He has taught at Harvard and NYU and served as an advisor and juror for numerous international film festivals. He programmed the Flaherty Seminar in 2010, and in 2018 he received the Chevalier of the Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture. He is also the author of a 2015 critical biography of David Lynch, The Man from Another Place (which has been translated into three languages), and Tale of Cinema, a monograph on the filmmaker Hong Sangsoo, to be published in 2022. 

Dominga Sotomayor (*1985, Santiago de Chile) is a filmmaker, co-founder of the production company CINESTACIóN and CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and center in Santiago. Her first feature film “Thursday till Sunday” was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012. In 2013 she co-directed the short film “The Island” that won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2015, she premiered “Mar” at the Berlinale Forum and co-directed the collective film “Here in Lisbon” in Portugal. For her last film “Too Late To Die Young” (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno Film Festival. She has made videos and photographs for exhibitions like “Little Sun” (Olafur Eliasson) at Tate Modern 2012. Recently she premiered the documentary “Correspondencia” co-directed with Carla Simón (2020), and the collective feature film “The year of the everlasting storm” premiered at Cannes Official Selection 2021. Since 2020 she is a Visitor Professor in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. Currently, she is part of a team for the Chilean Pavilion at the Biennale Art exhibition that opens in April 2022.

Julia Sharpe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University. She is a Film Study Center Fellow, a member of Critical Media Practices, and was a 2021 Film Study Center Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. Addressing filmmaking, painting, and writing as adjacent practices, Sharpe’s primary research investigates the relationship between opacity, surface, image and subject formation. 


Generous support for Carpenter Center programming is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.