Please join us for our monthly conversation with Abbie Algar and Taylour Chang!
About our guests:
As Film Curator at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Abbie manages the year-round filmprogram for the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre, in addition to running several annual filmfestivals that spotlight everything from Bollywood to Surf filmmaking to contemporary Filipino cinema. Abbie studied Fine Art, History of Art & Italian at the University of Reading and University of Bologna and has worked at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. Prior to coming to Honolulu, Abbie spent four years at Great North Artists Management in Toronto assisting screenwriters, playwrights and novelists with their work for film and television.
Taylour is currently the Doris Duke Theatre Manager at the Honolulu Museum of Art. She has written and directed documentaries and short films that have screened at the Hawai’i International Film Festival and other festivals around the world. Her early film projects investigated issues ranging from German internment in Hawai’i to the challenges facing Hawaii’s juvenile justice system. She received her B.A. from Yale University in Film Studies and Theatre Studies with concentrations on World Cinema and Sound Design. For four years, she organized film screenings, lectures, and symposiums with the Yale Film Society and Whitney Humanities Center and served as Sound Designer for over fifty stage productions in New Haven, Connecticut.
May 20, 2014 @ 6:30
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Avenue.
Light refreshment offered thanks to the generosity of the UH Student Fee Association Board.