The Sundance Institute is bringing a mini-festival to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) Rose Theater. “Days of Process” will include panel discussions about and screenings of films by Bryan Singer, who attended SVA in the 1980s, and Hilary Brougher, who graduated from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department in 1990. On Friday, May 12, 6:50pm, Singer’s breakthrough film, The Usual Suspects, will be the subject of a panel entitled Unraveling The Usual Suspects, featuring screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and moderator Peter Hedges. That same night at 9:30pm, BAM will host a screening of Brougher’s latest movie, Stephanie Daley, which was developed with the support of the Sundance Institute (there will be an encore screening on Saturday, May 20, 9pm). The film will also be the subject of a panel discussion on Saturday, May 13, 3pm, that will feature Brougher talking about Stephanie Daley with moderator Ted Hope. For tickets and info, visit www.bam.org.
In other NYC film-festival news, Dan Lohaus (BFA 1999 Film and Video) is premiering his documentary When I Came Home at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 28, at 5pm. Visit www.tribecafilmfestival.org for more information. And SVA’s own Dusty Film and Animation Festival takes place May 1 – 3, with screenings of over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, from 12 noon – 11pm at the Directors Guild Theater, 110 West 57th Street; Animation Sidebar: Wednesday, May 3, 7 – 11pm; Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception: Saturday, May 6, 6:30pm, at the Directors Guild Theater. Film screenings are free and open to the public. For information on attending the awards ceremony, contact 212.592.2195.