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Q&A with GREEN BORDER Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, Co-Presented by Liberties Journal

Sunday, June 23

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Moderated by Liberties Journal Managing Editor Celeste Marcus

Liberties Journal of culture and politics features Nobel Prize winners, leading scholars, well-known fiction and non-fiction writers as well as rising talents, and poets from around the world. Liberties publishes quarterly in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Agnieszka Holland is a Polish film director and scriptwriter, born in Warsaw in 1948. After graduating from FAMU in Prague in 1971 she began her film career working as an assistant director of Krzysztof Zanussi and was mentored by Andrzej Wajda. Throughout her work life the filmmaker was nominated for the Academy Award 3 times — in 1985 for ANGRY HARVEST, in 1990 for EUROPA EUROPA and 2012 for IN DARKNESS. Holland’s numerous features include OLIVIER, OLIVIER (1992), THE SECRET GARDEN (1993), TOTAL ECLIPSE (1995), JULIE WALKING HOME (2001), SPOOR (2017), MR. JONES (2019) and CHARLATAN (2020), among others. She also directed episodes of many notable TV series, including Treme and House of Cards. Previously, Film Forum premiered Holland’s films SHOT IN THE HEART (2001), based on Mikal Gilmore’s memoir, and BURNING BUSH (2013), set in the aftermath of the Prague Spring in 1968 Czechoslovakia.

Celeste Marcus is a writer and painter based in Washington, DC. She is the managing editor of Liberties Journal, the cohost of The DC Salon, and is currently at work on a biography of the artist Chaim Soutine. Her artwork can be purchased through her website. Photo credit: Elena Kagan 



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