Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Wednesday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alumni Filmmakers: From the Classroom to the Big Screen

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Karen Maine, BA Liberal Arts ’08, writer and director of Yes, God, Yes, and Stephan Bailey, MA Media Studies ’15, producer of Strange Negotiations, discuss the complexities of filmmaking, including topics like the creative process, pitching, funding, and more. Both alumni premiered their films, respectively, this year at SXSW.

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Karen Maine

Writer, Director, BA Liberal Arts '08
Karen Maine, BA Liberal Arts ’08, co-wrote the indie comedy Obvious Child (2014) and most recently wrote and directed Yes, God, Yes (2017), which had its world premiere in Austin, Texas, at SXSW 2019. The film received wide acclaim and won Special Jury Award for ensemble cast... Read More →
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Stephen Bailey

Founding Partner, Bluespire, Producer, MA Media Studies '15
Stephen Bailey, MA Media Studies ’15 is the Founding Partner of Bluespire Productions, an independent film and media company located in New York City. Prior to launching Bluespire Productions, he spent more than a decade in marketing, content creation and business development.  Most... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105