Professional Directions: Filmmaker Jesse Robinson, Nov. 27

November 1, 2018

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

The Professional Directions speaker series will screen the film Young and Innocent, followed by a Q&A discussion with the writer/director Jesse Robinson and Cornell Department of Performing and Media Arts Visiting Professor Veronica Fitzpatrick. This event is open to Cornell students.

Young and Innocent (2017) was the Audience Award Winner at the Richmond International Film Festival and awarded Best Debut Feature at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Young and Innocent was an also official selection in the Sidewalk Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival.

Jesse is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has worked as Assistant Editor on a number of independent features, including Grandma, All the Wilderness, and Bleeding Heart. Young and Innocent is his first feature as writer/director. His next film is slated to begin pre-production in his hometown in northern Virginia.

“Like a garage band covering a string quartet, freshman director Jesse Robinson rebuilds Psycho from a looser, warmer material. Young and Innocent throws a haze across Hitchcock’s spartan menace, replacing autumnal chill with summer swelter, and adult frailty with the languageless longings of adolescence.” —New Orleans Film Society.