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A Director's Life: An Evening With Catherine Hardwicke

MILWAUKEE  (Nov. 28, 2011) – MUSG will be hosting director Catherine Hardwicke on Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m in the Weasler Auditorium as a part of the speaker series. In addition to this free event, the Office of Student Development will be sponsoring “Big Questions: Lunch with Catherine Hardwicke” at 12:30 p.m. that day in AMU 163. Originally an architect turned production designer, Catherine Hardwicke is considered to be the most successful female director in Hollywood. After spending most of the 1990s as a production designer, she got her first critical acclaim in 2003 after winning the directing award at The Sundance Film Festival in 2003 for her work on “Thirteen.”

In 2008, she became the most commercially successful female director in Hollywood when she directed the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight.”  The film was met with $400 million worth of success. In 2009, she was awarded the “Women in Film Dorothy Arzner Directors Award” for her contributions to the field.

Come listen as Catherine Hardwicke shares her inspiring story of her career and talks about the director’s role in bringing a mega-bestseller to the big screen.

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The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students' needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.