Feb 10th 2016

Tom Kalin (MFA 1987) is known for narrative features, installations, and short experimental films and videos. His first feature, Swoon, was awarded the Caligari Prize in Berlin, Fipresci Prize in Stockholm, Best Cinematography at Sundance, and the Open Palm at the Gotham Awards. Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, premiered in Cannes and screened at Sundance, London, and Tribeca, among other film festivals. Kalin produced the films I Shot Andy Warhol and Go Fish, and was a writer for Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer. In 2015 he and frequent collaborator Doveman celebrated the work of W. B. Yeats with an evening of film, music, and performance at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. Kalin also was a founding member of the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury, known for its provocative public art projects. Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Tom Kalin, Savage Grace (still), 2007

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