- Friday, March 25, 2016 3:00 p.m.
This lecture will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview.
Kris Swanberg began her film career at Southern Illinois University, where she studied documentary film production. Using naturalistic techniques and often working with non-actors, Swanberg went on to focus her career in narrative film. Her first feature, It Was Great, But I Was Ready To Come Home played in competition at the SXSW Film Festival in 2009, followed by her next feature, Empire Builder (2012) and short film Baby Mary (2014). Unexpected, starring Cobie Smulders and Anders Holm, premiered in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is Swanberg’s third feature. Swanberg lives and works in Chicago.