Next week, award-winning film producer Christine Vachon is coming to Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for a night of discussion and a Q&A. The talk takes place at 7 p.m. March 6; tickets went on sale today.
The co-founder of Killer Films — which she started in 1995 with Pamela Koffler — Vachon is renowned in the indie scene, having helped develop Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Nigel Finch’s Stonewall and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's Still Alice. She also worked with director Todd Haynes on the Cincinnati-shot Carol (which featured Eden Park and the '50s-style West Side steakhouse Maury's Tiny Cove), I'm Not There and Far From Heaven, all of which were Oscar-nominated.
Now, Killer Films is behind Haynes' Dry Run, which is currently filming in the Queen City. That film is based on a New York Times Magazine article, "The Lawyer who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare." It is centered around Robert Bilott, a Cincinnati-based lawyer who took on the chemical company DuPont in an environmental lawsuit that stretched on for eight years.
Details about the Haynes film are still sparse, but Deadline has revealed that along with Mark Ruffalo, named as one of the film's producers and slated to play Bilott, Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins are in the cast. Deadline goes on to say, "Also joining the cast on Participant’s prestige-looking feature are Bill Camp (Vice), Victor Garber (Argo), Mare Winningham (The Affair), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day)."
Film Cincinnati is hosting the talk with Vachon, which will benefit their organization. Tickets are $20 and students get in free. To reserve your tix, visit cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/vachon. (Or you can pick them up at the box office.)
“We are honored to have Christine Vachon join us for a discussion of her award-winning films,” says Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, in a press release. “This is a rare opportunity for fans of her films, as well as students of filmmaking, to learn more about the art of independent filmmaking.”