Five Female ASC Members Featured at Upcoming Lincoln Center Event 

Films shot by Natasha Braier, Joan Churchill, Ellen Kuras, Reed Morano and Rachel Morrison will be screened at Lincoln Center program “The Female Gaze.” 

The work and careers of five ASC members — Natasha Braier, Joan Churchill, Ellen Kuras, Reed Morano and Rachel Morrison — will be spotlighted in “The Female Gaze,” a two-week survey of 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers. Hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the series — which runs from July 26 to August 9 in New York City — poses the question: “Is there such a thing as the ‘Female Gaze’?”

According to FSLC, “This year, [Rachel] Morrison [ASC] made history as the first woman nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar for Mudbound, a triumph that also underscored the troubling issue of gender inequality in the film industry. Few jobs on a movie set have been as historically closed to women as that of cinematographer — the persistence of the term ‘cameraman’ says it all. Despite this lack of representation, trailblazing women have left their mark on the field through extraordinary artistry and profound vision.”

Still from the 2016 documentary Cameraperson.

Florence Almozini, FSLC associate director of programming, says: “We’re showcasing amazing cinematography in a variety of styles, from women who have worked with directors of all genders, and contemplating what a ‘female gaze’ might mean…. There’s also a distinctive emerging class of female DPs innovating in the field, and our series reveals how this ‘gaze’ evolves with each new partnership and generation.”

The two-week series includes screenings of the cinematographers’ work as well as select Q&As and an hour-long conversation with four cinematographers — including Braier and Churchill — about their careers, influences and craft.

Below is the schedule for ASC members’ screenings and events. Tickets are on sale now — click here. For more information and to view a full schedule, click here.

Natasha Braier, ASC
Saturday, July 28, 8:00 p.m.
Screening of The Neon Demon, followed by a Q&A with Braier 

Sunday, July 29, 3:30 p.m.
Screening of The Milk of Sorrow / La teta asustada, followed by a Q&A with Braier

Still from The Milk of Sorrow.

Joan Churchill, ASC
Monday, July 30, 6:45 p.m.
Screening of Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, followed by a Q&A with Churchill

Ellen Kuras, ASC
Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 4, 9:30 p.m.
Screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

Monday, July 30, 2:00 p.m. and Monday, August 6, 8:30 p.m.
Screening of Swoon

Reed Morano, ASC
Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
Sneak preview screening of I Think We’re Alone Now

Still from I Think We're Alone Now.

Rachel Morrison, ASC
Sunday, August 5, 7:00 p.m.
Screening of Fruitvale Station

Free Talk: The Female Gaze
Saturday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
Hour-long conversation with Braier and Churchill as well as cinematographers Ashley Connor and Agnès Godard

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