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In Conversation: Isabel Sandoval & Clint Ramos

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: 20 Cooper Square, 101
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Add to Calendar 10/16/2023 06:00 PM 10/16/2023 09:00 PM America/New_York In Conversation: Isabel Sandoval & Clint Ramos More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/in-conversation-isabel-sandoval-clint-ramos/ 20 Cooper Square, 101, New York, NY


Isabel Sandoval and creative director Clint Ramos discuss major projects, including Sandoval’s Apparition and Ramos’s Here Lies Love, which explore life under martial law in the Philippines. Lingua Franca, on which the two artists collaborated, will screen.

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.



Clint Ramos is a creative director, designer, educator, advocate, and producer. He has designed over two hundred theater, opera, and dance productions. Recent designs for the stage include Here Lies Love, KPOP, Slave Play, The Rose Tattoo, Eclipsed, Once On This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, and Torch Song. Film credits include: production design for Lingua Franca by Isabel Sandoval for Netflix; and costume design for Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM. He is a six-time Tony Award nominee and the recipient of a Tony Award for his designs for Eclipsed – making him the first designer of color to win in this category.

Ramos is the producing creative director for Encores! at New York City Center, serves on the American Theater Wing’s Advisory Committee, and is one of the founding members of Design Action. His lifelong advocacy is for an equitable landscape in theater and film for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and for the rights of immigrants.


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 Heaven starring 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.



Image: Still from Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca. Courtesy the filmmaker.