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Artist-in-Residence Welcome Event: Isabel Sandoval on Migrant Asian Cinema

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: 20 Cooper Square, 101
20 Cooper Square, 101
New York, NY United States
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Add to Calendar 09/27/2023 07:00 PM 09/27/2023 07:00 PM America/New_York Artist-in-Residence Welcome Event: Isabel Sandoval on Migrant Asian Cinema More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/artist-in-residence-welcome-event-isabel-sandoval-on-migrant-asian-cinema/ 20 Cooper Square, 101, New York, NY

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


A conversation and screening event exploring the aesthetics and politics of first-generation Asian American cinema. Featuring Isabel Sandoval (Artist-in-Residence, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU)Devika Girish (Co-Deputy Editor, Film Comment; Talks Programmer, New York Film Festival), and Genevieve Yue (Associate Professor, The New School).

COVID-19 & NYU campus access guidelines: This is an in-person event, open to the public. Registration is required. Non-NYU guests may be asked to present a government-issued photo ID. NYU guests must present their NYU ID.

Accessibility note: This venue is on the ground floor and is accessible for wheelchair users. There are single-stall, all gender restrooms available. If you have any access needs, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.


Devika Girish is a co-deputy editor of Film Comment and a Talks programmer for the New York Film Festival. She contributes regularly to the New York Times, and her work has also appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Nation, the Criterion Collection, the Village Voice, and other publications.

US-based, Philippine-born Isabel Sandoval has emerged as “one of the most exciting and multitalented filmmakers on the indie scene with a bold approach to cinematic style,” according to The Criterion Collection. Meanwhile, The Museum of Modern Art has recognized her as a “rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers.” She has directed three feature films. Her debut, Señorita, premiered at Locarno. Her critically acclaimed third feature, Lingua Franca, premiered in Venice and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She starred in the César Award-winning short film Maria Schneider, 1983, directed by Elisabeth Subrin.

She has directed for television, including the acclaimed limited series Under The Banner of Heavenstarring Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington and The Summer I Turned Pretty. Sandoval is developing her fourth feature, Tropical Gothic, which won a development prize at the 2021 Berlinale. In 2022, she was invited to join the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), “having demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in the field of theatrical motion pictures.”

She is the 2023-24 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Genevieve Yue is an associate professor of Culture and Media and director of the Screen Studies program at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. She is co-editor of the Cutaways series at Fordham University Press, and her essays and criticism have appeared in Reverse Shot, October, Grey Room, The Times Literary Supplement, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly. Her book Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality was published in 2020 by Fordham University Press.


Image: Still from Isabel Sandoval’s Shangri-La. Courtesy the filmmaker.