Live Talk
Making of Calamity Jane

Live Conversation with Rémi Chayé
Moderated by filmmaker and professor Hsiang Chin Moe

Saturday, February 6, 2021
2pm ET
In English

Acclaimed filmmaker Rémi Chayé, who will be a special guest of the Festival, will take us through the making of Calamity Jane, his newest film. Inspired by the story of this uniquely American heroine, he will discuss his process, from initial research into the young Martha Jane Cannary to editing, as well as the challenges in bringing the legendary Calamity Jane to life.

Chayé will also touch upon his career in animation, starting with his early work as a storyboarder and assistant director on such films as Brendan and the Secret of Kells to his award-winning first feature Long Way North (2015).

US Premiere: Calamity Jane

Friday, February 5, 2021
Available 7pm–midnight

Dir. Rémi Chayé, 2020, 85 min
In French with English subtitles

Winner of the Crystal Award for best feature at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, this lush period piece centers on the young 19th-century American heroine who would become the icon, Calamity Jane.

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Long Way North

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Dir. Rémi Chayé, 2015, 81 min
In French with English subtitles

Rémi Chayé’s first animated feature film, Long Way North, released in 2015, tells the tale of Sacha, an adventuresome young girl in late 19th-century Russia.