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Artist Talk
Public Talk
Film & Media Alumni Fest

Alumni Storytelling Roundtable

Session One
November 16

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Dartmouth Alumni share their journeys from the college on the hill to their careers in the film industry and academia, and discuss the landscape of cinema and media today.

19/20 Public Talk
Alix Madigan '84
Independent Producer

Alix Madigan '84 returns to the Hop with 1982 (Nov 16), an Arabic language film written and directed by Oualid Mouaness, and starring Nadine Labaki. Her producing credits include The Lie, White Bird in a Blizzard, Laggies and Winter's Bone, which received four Academy Award nominations, including best picture. She worked at Anonymous Content since its inception and is currently an independent producer and a member of The Academy.

Mac Simonson '16
A24 Films

Mac Simonson '16 has been at A24 since he graduated from Dartmouth, working on releases including Paul Schrader's First Reformed, Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir, and Claire Denis's High Life. Forthcoming are Kelly Reichardt's First Cow and Peter Strickland's In Fabric. At Dartmouth he majored in English and minored in Philosophy. Raised in Pittsburgh and Colorado, he lives and works in New York.

Prof. Noah Tsika '05
CUNY Queens College

Noah Tsika '05 is a media critic and historian. His work explores the politics of representation in both commercial and noncommercial media, emphasizing race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and nationality. He is the author of four books: Gods and Monsters: A Queer Film Classic, Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora, Pink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet, and Traumatic Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War. 

Allie Young '13

Allie Young '13 is a citizen of the Diné Nation from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. She is a storyteller whose mission is to increase authentic representation of Native Americans in TV, film and mainstream media. Currently, she works at Harness, a nonprofit organization which works at the intersection of entertainment and social justice, strategically utilizing the platforms of major influencers to amplify issues of marginalized communities. 

Dartmouth Film and Media Alumni 250th Celebration Weekend
Dartmouth 250 Film & Media Alumni Fest

Our guests included independent film producer Alix Madigan '84 , Mac Simonson '16 from A24 Films, Netflix production executive Michelle Brattson Majors '96 , music supervisor Barry Cole '93 , game...

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