Academy award winner Gabriela Rodríguez will come to Northwestern as A&O’s spring film speaker next week.
The first Latina woman to ever be nominated in the role of producer for best picture, Rodríguez also won two BAFTAs and received numerous other nominations for her work on Roma. Throughout her 14 years of experience as a filmmaker, the Venezuelan producer has collaborated multiple times with director Alfonso Cuarón. Currently, she runs Cuarón’s production company, Esperanto Filmoj, based out of London.
Her talk will be moderated by Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, who has written several articles exploring the intersections between literature and visual arts in modern and contemporary Latin America. He has also worked as an editor, researcher and teacher, and is a licensed lawyer in Colombia.
The free event will be held at Harris Hall 107 on Friday, April 5. There will be a screening of Roma at 5:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with at 8 p.m.