SPOTLIGHT ON OLIVIA WILDE
Actress-producer-director Olivia Wilde soared onto the Hollywood scene in the early 2000s, starring in Alpha Dog, TRON: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, Butter, Drinking Buddies, and Her among others, and recently received widespread acclaim for her directorial debut, Booksmart. Multi-hyphenate Wilde is also a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice and has executive produced several documentary shorts. Next up: a role in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming feature alongside Jon Hamm and directing and starring in psychological thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.
This presentation with Olivia Wilde will delve into the process of developing her recent successful feature film directorial debut Booksmart, a timely coming-of-age, whip-smart feminist comedy. The conversation will also explore Wilde’s evolution as a prolific producer of several short documentary films, including Fear Us Women, a 2018 Academy Award®nominee for Best Documentary (Short Subject); her distinguished acting career; and her personal activism supporting youth voter organization, Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign, Artists for Peace and Justice, and a multitude of feminist causes including Planned Parenthood, Time’s Up, and the Los Angeles Women’s March. A modern-day Renaissance woman of the film industry, MVFF is honored spotlight the many facets of Olivia Wilde.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
8:00pm | Smith Rafael Film Center
40 CFI members | $45 general
Tickets on sale Sept. 8 to CFI members, Sept. 14 to general public
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