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Suzi Yoonessi

Monday, October 22
Screening: UNLOVABLE
7-10pm: Savoy Theater

Tuesday, October 23
Lecture
"Ahhhahahhah. AHHHHAHAHA. Hah.: Teardrop"
9:15-11:15am: Noble Lounge
How to find lightness and levity in dark material to create heart, hope and nuance.


Award-winning director Suzi Yoonessi’s second feature film UNLOVABLE (2018) premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, winning a Special Jury Prize and rave reviews. The film stars academy award nominee John Hawkes, academy award winner Melissa Leo and comedian Charlene deGuzman, and it won the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival Film Lab. Yoonessi’s feature film DEAR LEMON LIMA (2009) premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film was released by Phase 4 Films, HBO, Showtime and The Sundance Channel. Yoonessi most recently directed DAPHNE AND VELMA (2018) for Warner Brother’s Blue Ribbon Content, which is the origins story of two female super sleuths from Scooby Doo. Yoonessi was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing of go90’s Relationship Status. In addition to episodic, Yoonessi directs branded, short and commercial spots for Funny or Die, Condé Nast, Smart Girls, Attn:, Portal A, Retrofit and Super Deluxe.

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