Josephine Decker

Lecture: An Investigation into Process
Sunday, Oct 23: 7:30 – 9pm
College Hall Chapel

How can the process of filmmaking innovate the product? Malik and Josephine talk about innovations - large and small - that one can make on-set to allow the truest joy of filmmaking to emerge: collaboration.


Said to be ushering in a “new grammar of narrative” by The New Yorker, JOSEPHINE DECKER aims to spark curiosity and wonder in audiences. Part of Time Warner's 150 incubator, a recent alum of the Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to rave reviews. The films were listed #2 and #10 on The New Yorker’s Top Ten List of 2014, played about a hundred festivals around the world (including Torino, London BFI, BAM Cinemafest), won Sarasota Film Festival’s Independent Visions Award, Tangerine Entertainment’s prize for a rising female director and many other awards.  Josephine recently developed video content for the Museum of the City of New York's new Future of the City Lab, has directed content for United Way and other non-profits, and helped to produce documentaries for A&E and Discovery before moving into indie film with her feature documentary BI THE WAY (SXSW, MTV’s Logo and Netflix).  Her adaptation of a dancer’s dream – in which she explored formerly incarcerated individuals’ surreal first days out of prison (part of collective: unconscious) -- premiered in Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW 2016 and has received over 500,000 views as part of its free release on BitTorrent and Vimeo.