The 2016 American Romanian Festival Schedule
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Why Me?: Film Screening & Talk at UMMA with Director Tudor Giurgiu, November 13, 2016
November 13, 2016 / 3:30 pm–7:00 pmFree
7th Annual Romanian Film Series: Film Screening & Talk
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:30–7:00 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Tudor Giurgiu introduces Why Me?, 3:30–3:45pm
About Director Tudor Giurgiu
Born in 1972 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Tudor Giurgiu has worked in cinema for over twenty years as a producer, director, and writer, and has over 50 credits to his name, including documentaries, shorts, music videos, and feature films. He is the owner of Librafilm, an independent production company, as well as the founder and festival director of Romania’s most prestigious film festival, the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF). Between 2005 and 2007 Tudor Giurgiu was President of the Romanian National Television, TVR. About his second feature film, Why Me? (2015), he has said, “It is the most important project I worked on. I would like for it to remain known as a radiography of the Romanian society of the 2000s.”
Film Screening, 3:45 p.m.
De ce eu?, 2015; Tudor Giurgiu, Drama, English Subtitles, 125 min
Cristian, a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and the truth weighs heavily on his shoulders. Looking further to solve the case, he enters a danger zone paved with unexpected and painful revelations.
Discussion with Tudor Giurgiu, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
This screening features a talk with Director Tudor Giurgiu.
2016 American Romanian Festival
The American Romanian Festival Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster mutual understanding and promote American and Eastern European music and culture. A specific focus of the festival is to encourage cultural awareness and understanding between people of culture, musicians, and artists of the United States and Romania. The festival organizes educational, cultural, and artistic events which take place in Romania and the USA. Founded in 2005, the organization supports cultural exchanges with Americans participating in events in Romania and Romanians participating in events in the USA.
The events planned by the American Romanian Festival Inc. this season will commence with a Student Composers Seminar on September 28 and a chamber music concert on September 30 at Wayne State University, Department of Music in Detroit. This year’s festival guest is Cornel Ţăranu who will hold workshops, lectures, and master classes as well as conduct one of his works. The festival will continue with three more chamber music concerts (October 2, October 6, and October 23) and the 7th Annual Romanian Film Series at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
7th Annual Romanian Film Series
The American Romanian Festival Film Series is celebrated with a curated films screenings and lectures that explore culture through rich cinematic experiences. The 2016 American Romanian Festival marks the Festival’s 11th Year Anniversary and 7th Annual Romanian Film Series. Help celebrate the occasion by joining us at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, November 6, 2016 and November 13, 2016. Admission tickets may be reserved at the door/screening.