- Date: April 30, 2018 7:00pm
- Location: Englert Theatre
- Cost: Free
The University Lecture Committee is proud to welcome UI alum and Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo to Iowa City on Monday, April 30—just three days after the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens nationwide.
Mr. Russo will speak at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Monday, April 30, at the Englert Theatre. No tickets are required for the free event, and seating is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis.
Footage screening and director talk will take place at the Englert Theatre, followed by a drawing for tickets to attend the two post-talk full-length film screenings of Avengers: Infinity War at FilmScene at 8:30pm or 11:30pm.
Joe Russo is one of the leading directors and creators in the entertainment industry today. Joe, alongside his brother, Anthony, are the artists and innovators behind some of the world’s most successful blockbusters including Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Solder, Avengers: Infinity War, and its highly-anticipated yet-to-be-titled sequel Avengers 4. Joe is the creative mind behind critically-acclaimed television shows including Arrested Development (Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series), Community, and Happy Endings, directing with Anthony Russo their pilots as well as many signature episodes.
The versatile filmmaker’s unique vision connects deeply with global audiences, placing himself and his brother among the top-grossing directors of all time. The versatile filmmaker’s unique vision connects deeply with global audiences, placing himself and his brother among the top-grossing directors of all time. In addition to film and television successes, Joe is one of the co-founders of Bullitt, a filmmakers’ collective, creative studio and marketing think tank. They are now embarking on their next creative incarnation, leading a new, LA-based film studio, AGBO, which is focused exclusively on franchise-driven entertainment. This artist-led studio will develop extraordinary film franchises across platforms and experiences, and help foster the voices of up-and-coming filmmakers.
Between his continually proven successes at the box office, tremendous impact on the internationally celebrated superhero genre, and distinct flavor of storytelling, Joe has more than established himself as a distinct voice in the arena of groundbreaking, narratively-focused filmmaking.