Michael Almereyda (born 1960) is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. His most well known work is Hamlet
(2000), starring Ethan Hawke. Born in Overland Park, Kansas, Almereyda studied art history at Harvard University, and dropped out his senior year to move to New York to pursue screenwriting. He has worked with Museum School alum David Lynch, as well as Tim Burton, Warner Brothers and HBO as a director for the original series, Deadwood, among several other accomplishments. His documentary profiling William Eggleston premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York in 2005. Almereyda recently completed filming of New Orleans, Mon Amour
, a twisted love story set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, featuring stunning use of the apocalyptic destruction of the city.
February 7, 12:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Image: Still from Michael Almereyda's Paradise
, Digital video, 88 mins, 2008