BU Cinematheque Series Presents: An Evening with Linda Reisman

6:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020
9:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020
COM 101, 640 Commonwealth Avenue
Linda Reisman will be presenting her most recent film Leave No Trace, which premiered at Sundance and Cannes festivals. This haunting film was directed and written by Debra Granik and is a moody, mysterious, and mesmerizing exploration of an unexpected existence on the edge. A teenage girl (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) and her father (Ben Foster) have lived undetected for years in Forest Park, a vast woods on the edge of Portland, Oregon. A chance encounter leads to their discovery and removal from the park and into the charge of a social service agency. They try to adapt to their new surroundings, until a sudden decision sets them on a perilous journey into the wilderness. Based on the novel, My Abandonment by Peter Rock. Reisman produced LIGHT SLEEPER for Paul Schrader, which starred Willem Dafoe; early credits include THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS and PATTY HEARST. Reisman produced WAKING THE DEAD and Executive Produced MOTHER NIGHT for director Keith Gordon. She was Executive Producer on THE DANISH GIRL; Tom Hooper directed and it was nominated for four Academy Awards with Alicia Vikander winning for Best Supporting Actress. Reisman also served as Head of Production for Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios. Linda Reisman is the Distinguished Producer-in-Residence at Emerson College.