Professional Directions: Screenwriter Guinevere Turner, Mar. 10

February 19, 2020

When: Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Guinevere Turner wrote, produced, and starred in Go Fish (premiere Sundance Film Festival 1994) and has collaborated with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page, and the 2019 film Charlie Says, about the women who killed for Charles Manson. She was a writer, story editor, and actor on Showtime’s The L Word. She has written and directed seven short films, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Guinevere has taught screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, University of Georgia, UCLA, and NYU. She published an essay in The New Yorker in April of 2019 and will expand on that essay in a memoir in 2020.

This talk is part of Cornell Performing and Media Arts' Professional Directions Series and is free and open to the public.

Screenings of Charlie Says (March 9, 6:45 p.m.) and American Psycho (March 10, 6:45 p.m.) will follow with Q&A at Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Theatre. For more info, visit