On Sunday, Nov. 5, REDCAT presents a public tribute program in honor of writer, curator, and longtime CalArts School of Film/Video faculty Bérénice Reynaud.
The program begins at 1 pm in the REDCAT theater, featuring short videos and a special screening of Chantal Akerman’s 13-minute debut film “SAUTE MA VILLE” (1968) with live cello accompaniment by Jennifer Bewerse. The tribute is also joined by in-person and recorded speakers, including filmmakers, producers, curators, educators, and friends. Following the program is a reception in the lobby until 5 pm. The event, which is free and open to all, will also be livestreamed.
Reynaud, who passed away in September, is remembered as a fierce advocate of the global film community and a scholar who introduced her students to and engaged them in conversation with various esteemed filmmakers. She and School of Film/Video faculty emeritus and former dean Steve Anker were the founding co-curators of the Film at REDCAT series from its inception in 2003, through which they curated hundreds of programs featuring works by boundary-pushing artists.
“Bérénice touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of artists and film lovers,” School of Film/Video Dean Abigail Severance and Anker shared in a joint statement to the CalArts community. “Tenacious, totally dedicated and unerringly brilliant, she was truly one of a kind.”
REDCAT’s gallery will be open until 6 pm. Please note that masks are required inside the theater and will be available at the door, but not needed outside the theater or during the reception.