A Conversation with Willem Dafoe
Star of upcoming films John Carter, 4:44 Last Day on Earth and The Hunter (SXSW 2012), Willem Dafoe is an Academy Award nominated film, stage and voice actor as well as a founding member of the experimental theatre company The Wooster Group. He is known for choosing projects based on the the diversity of the roles and opportunities to work with strong directors.
Join Moderator Eugene Hernandez (Film Society of Lincoln Center) in a Conversation on the Actor's film choices; including films as diverse as Platoon, Spider-Man, The English Patient, Finding Nemo, The Boondock Saints and Faraway, So Close, his career and his future plans.
Eugene Hernandez is the Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, developing new initiatives for the nearly fifty-year-old organization and its magazine, Film Comment. In 1996 he founded indieWIRE, serving as Editor-in-Chief until 2010. Eugene has served as a consultant to non-profit arts organizations including the Creative Capital Foundation, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the NEA and ITVS, as well as an instructor at The New School. He has also participated as a juror and panelist at numerous international film festivals including Sundance, San Francisco, Tribeca and as a journalist, written for The Wall Street Journal, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Eugene is a member of the annual selection committee for the Independent Spirit Awards and spent 5 years at ABC-TV, working in its multimedia division as a producer of websites for ABC News and the Academy Awards. While at UCLA, he headed the Campus Events Commission.