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We are trilled to announce that TORCH will host film-maker James Ivory this term as a Visiting Professor in collaboration with the Queens College, Oxford.

Mr Ivory’s work includes, among many others, A Room with a View (1985), Maurice (1987), Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993), and Call me by your Name (2017).

As part of his time in Oxford, Mr Ivory will connect with students and researchers and also give two public events:

6th November (6.30pm) Curzon Cinema
Q&A with James Ivory and film screening of Autobiography of a Princess
James Ivory in Conversation with Prof Richard Parkinson and Prof Laura Marcus. Tickets available here.

7th November (5pm) Sheldonian Theatre
Tales of Love and History: in conversation with James Ivory

Join us for this evening discussion exploring tales of Love and History, with Oscar-winning Director James Ivory in conversation with Prof Richard Parkinson (Oxford), Prof Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) and Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading). Book your tickets here.

Mr Ivory’s visit is also connected to the Ashmolean Museum temporary exhibition ‘No Offence’ and the new LGBTQ trails for the exhibition and Oxford City, Oxford Stories.

Curzon Cinema Oxford is celebrating James Ivory’s visit by bringing together a selection of Merchant Ivory Films.
Autobiography of a Princess (including a Q&A with James Ivory) – 6.30pm on 6th November 
Bostonians – 6.30pm on 8th November
Call me by your Name - 3pm on 17th November
Maurice – 3pm on 18th November

James Ivory: Born in Berkeley, California, James Ivory is a multiple Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker—a prolific director, writer, and producer. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker before beginning his nearly six-decade journey in narrative filmmaking with The Householder (1963), a film that also began his decades-long partnerships with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
Among his films are Shakespeare Wallah (1965); Quartet (1981); Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990); Jefferson in Paris (1995); The Golden Bowl (2000); The White Countess (2005); The City of Your Final Destination (2009); Heat and Dust (1983); Surviving Picasso (1996); Maurice (1987), winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival; and three films for which Ivory received Best Director Oscar® nominations, A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name for which he was awarded the 2018 Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay and for which he won the BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.