Flick Chick

Real Women director morphs from Indiana Jones to indie film

Not everyone is content with one successful career. Whose Line Is It Anyway? writer Clive Anderson used to be a criminal lawyer. Joaquin Phoenix left acting to become a scraggly bum, er, “rapper.”

Filmmaker Patricia Cardoso spent years as an archaeologist -- even discovering the oldest C-14 date in the Tairona culture -- before hanging up her Indiana Jones fedora to go behind the camera. Why? Maybe it was a mid-life crisis or a psychic vision that drove the change, but the fact that Cardoso made her own “movie house” out of cardboard and paper when she was a kid might’ve clued her in. Apparently, the career change worked out, as the Colombia native has helmed several feature films, including the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Real Women Have Curves and the upcoming romantic comedy Nappily Ever After with Halle Berry.

Cardoso discusses life as an independent filmmaker. The free lecture is presented in conjunction with ASU’s p.a.v.e. Arts Entrepreneurship Speakers’ Series.


Wed., April 22, 1 p.m., 2009
 
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