Tribeca Film Festival Screening


Join Columbia Alumni Association in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts and CAA Arts Access to celebrate Columbians in Film at the 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th with a special Columbia private screening of Deb Shoval’s '14 SOA (Film Program) film AWOL, a beautiful romantic drama that is both tender and tough about a small town girl.

Before the screening, join fellow Columbia alumni for a light reception in celebration of #ColumbiansInFilm by rolling out the CAA Blue Carpet. 

The program continues after the screening with Maureen Ryan '92SOA, Chair of the Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, who will be in conversation with director Deb Shoval and producers L.A Teodosio ’15 SOA, and Jessica Caldwell ’12 SOA, to discuss the making of the film, their influences, and what it means to be a Columbian in Film.

We are excited to bring you this program as part of the year-long celebration of Columbia University School of the Arts’ 50th Anniversary.

The reception will take place at 6pm at Harry's Italian, located at 225 Murray Street, New York, NY 10282.

The film screening will take place at 7:30pm at Regal Battery Park Stadium, located at 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282. Seating begins at 7:15pm.

WHEN:  Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE:  Screening: Regal Battery Park Stadium- 102 North End Avenue
              Reception: Harry's Italian Restaurant -225 Murray Street 

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Film Overview:
Lola Kirke (Mistress America) shines as Joey, an aimless young woman searching for a direction in her small town in rural Pennsylvania. A visit to an Army recruiting office appears to provide her a path but when she meets and falls in love with Rayna (Breeda Wool), a rough and tumble housewife neglected by her long-haul trucker husband, that path diverges in ways that neither woman anticipated. As Joey falls deeper in love, she begins to lose sight of what’s most important to her while also becoming blind to the mistakes she is making.

Building from her award-winning short, writer-director Deb Shoval’s debut feature is a clear-eyed love story told with an assured voice and impressive attention to details of a small town life. Bolstered by two impressive lead performances from Kirke and Wool and a strong supporting cast, AWOL is a beautiful romantic drama that is both tender and tough in equal measure.
April 17, 2016 at 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Regal Battery Park Stadium

102 N End Ave
New York, NY 10282
United States

Alumni Leadership Team