Save the Date!
Killer Films Producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler
to be honored at
FilmColumbia 2023 Festival Kick-Off Party
Benefitting the Crandell Theatre’s Operations + Programs
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Home of Jack Shear, Spencertown, NY
$250 per person
(invitations will be sent week of September 18)
FilmColumbia, the Crandell’s premier annual cultural event, will this year honor groundbreaking producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, the founders of Killer Films.
According to James Schamus, award-winning filmmaker and Crandell Theatre board member, “It is no understatement to say that the history of American independent cinema would simply not exist in its currently recognizable form without the work of Killer Films producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler. Killer’s range includes their work with Todd Haynes (from his early masterpieces Superstar and Poison through his mature triumphs such as Far from Heaven and Carol, to this year’s Cannes hit, May December), and extends to over 100 films and TV shows including Queer Cinema breakouts from the ‘80s and ‘90s such as Tom Kalin’s Swoon and Kim Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry, accomplished works from auteurs such as Paul Schrader, Mike White, and Josephine Decker. Just this year, they released indie smash hit Celine Song’s Past Lives (showing at the Crandell September 9 and 10) and Rebecca Miller’s Berlin Festival Opening Night film, She Came to Me. Now well into their fourth decade of supporting daring and original cinema, Christine and Pam show no signs of slowing down. FilmColumbia is honored and delighted to be able to celebrate these two visionary filmmakers, whose work behind the camera, and behind the scenes, deserves every cinephile’s gratitude.”
Prior to the Kick-Off Party on October 21, FilmColumbia will screen Killer Films’s upcoming May December, written and directed by Todd Haynes; Camp, written and directed by Todd Graff (2003); and I Shot Andy Warhol, written and directed by Mary Harron (1996). After the films Schamus will interview Vachon and Koffler and take questions from the audience.