T2, Theater 2

Athina Rachel Tsangari, director of Attenberg screens clips and talks about her belief in being, as the French say, a cinéaste, with producing, teaching, programming, projecting, writing, directing, and acting all essential to her definition of herself as a filmmaker.

From her early short film Fit to being named projections designer and video director for the Athens Olympic Games, and from acting as founding director of the influential avant-garde short-film showcase Cinematexas to being a founding member of the Haos Films production company, Tsangari’s career refuses easy categorization. As she puts it, “Collapsing borders between the world of animals and humans, combining formalism with emotion, observation with immersion, humor with tragedy, somehow to make these things that don’t seem to belong together fit into the same world, the same frame—that’s important to me.”