Past Event

A discussion with Joe Walker moderated by Samuel Archibald

Doors: 5:30 PM
Conversation: 6 PM

Tickets: SOLD OUT
*Ticket holders for this event can enjoy a $5 discount for the screening of Shame

Where: Space A (1st floor)
General admission

For thirty years, this British artist and technician has worked on the industry’s most prestigious film and television projects, including Sicario, 12 Years a Slave, Shame, and Hunger.

Taking us on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the film industry, Walker promises to reveal the secrets of the editing room. The last link in the production chain, the editor works in the shadows, shaping movies into their final form - selecting, combining, and ordering scenes like an artist assembling a visual masterpiece.

Following the hectic days of filming, the editing process is often a time of quiet contemplation, with the editor and director doing an intimate creative dance. When the experience is repeated film after film, as is the case with Joe Walker and director Steve McQueen, this partnership can mirror that of a married couple with all of its compromises, sacrifices, doubts, and moments of bliss.

The conversation will be held in English and will be moderated by author Samuel Archibald.

This event will be filmed, and webcast on a future date. A photographer will also be onsite.


Photo credit: Gabriel Goldberg (cover) and Jean-Sébastien Dénommé (album)

Joe Walker 

Admired by his peers and praised by juries, Joe Walker is a fixture at every international festival, from the Academy Awards to the BAFTAs, the European Film Awards, the ACE Eddie, and the Critics’ Choice. Walker has edited all of Steve McQueen’s films, beginning with Hunger (2008), the movie that launched the career of actor Michael Fassbender and won the Cannes Caméra d’Or. He also edited Shame and 12 Years a Slave. In 2015, after a fruitful collaboration on the thriller Sicario, Walker again teamed up with Denis Villeneuve for the science fiction thriller Story of Your Life, starring Amy Adams, scheduled to hit theatres in 2016.

Agence Claude Girard specializes in representing and developing the careers of artists and professionals from the realms of cinema, television, advertising, literature, and digital media on a national and international scale.

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