Filmmaker David Gordon Green returns to Winston-Salem for 10th Anniversary Screening of George Washington
UNC School of the Arts School of Filmmaking alumnus David Gordon Green (’98) will present his film GEORGE WASHINGTON on campus tonight at 6:30 p.m. GEORGE WASHINGTON was filmed on location in Forsyth County in 1999. The Piedmont Triad Film Commission assisted David as a film student in the late 1990's with films including PHYSICAL PINBALL and also when he returned to the Triad in 1999 to produce his debut feature film. GEORGE WASHINGTON went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed feature films of the decade. David just completed production of his most recent feature, YOUR HIGHNESS, starring Natalie Portman, James Franco and Danny McBride, another School of Filmmaking alum. His other directing credits include ALL THE REAL GIRLS, UNDERTOW, SNOW ANGELS, EASTBOUND AND DOWN and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. Another School of Filmmaking alumnus, Paul Schneider, stars in GEORGE WASHINGTON. Paul has gone on to star in films like THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES with Brad Pitt and BRIGHT STAR, directed by Jane Campion.
GEORGE WASHINGTON will screen tonight at Main Theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking in Winston-Salem. The screening will be followed by an award ceremony from the RiverRun International Film Festival, where David will be presented an Emerging Master Award. Filmmaker and Winston-Salem native Ramin Bahrani will moderate the Q&A session.
Piedmont Triad Film Commission director Rebecca Clark explains “It’s been very gratifying to see David’s successes in the years following his graduation. We’re happy to work with local film students like David and value the opportunity to nurture relationships so that those students want to come back to the Piedmont Triad with their professional projects like GEORGE WASHINGTON.” Clark, who has been with the film commission since 1994, helped Green find locations for his short films and feature film and assisted him in assembling local crew members, vendors and other resources.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Clark, Director, at the Piedmont Triad Film Commission. Rebecca@piedmontfilm.com Tel: (w) 336-393-0001, (cell) 336-210-8641. 7025 Albert Pick Rd., Suite 303, Greensboro, NC 27409.
About the Piedmont Triad Film Commission (PTFC):
Formed in 1993, the mission of the AFCI-affiliated Piedmont Triad Film Commission is to create job opportunities, generate revenues, elevate regional visibility, and advocate economic development within the Piedmont Triad counties. These goals are accomplished by marketing and facilitating the creation, production, and filming of motion pictures, television programs, and commercial advertisements within the region. The PTFC has recruited and facilitated the filming of numerous movies, television programs and commercials over the last 16 years including Leatherheads, Goodbye Solo, Junebug, Two Soldiers, Cabin Fever, George Washington, Lolita, and He Got Game.