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Cornerstone Arts Week: “Writing Across Culture” by Tim Sexton '82


Screening Room
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.


Tim Sexton was born in St. Louis, and majored in English at Colorado College (Class of 1982). He traveled extensively, living in Spain and Mexico, working as a journalist, translator, and “ad man.”
 He moved to Los Angeles and wrote numerous films for HBO, including: "For Love or Country," starring Andy Garcia (2002 WGA Paul Selvin Award winner); "Boycott," focusing on a decisive moment in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., starring Jeffrey Wright and Terrence Howard (Humanitas Prize finalist); and the Emmy award-nominated "Live From Baghdad," starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter.

Sexton's screenplay for "Children of Men" (2006), co-written with director Alfonso Cuarón, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He wrote two Latin-themed films that will premier this year: “Libertador” (2013), depicting the life of Simon Bolivar, starring Edgar Ramirez and Danny Huston; and “Chavez” (2013), a bio-pic of the labor leader directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña and John Malkovich. He is currently developing original television series, including “The Executioner” (BBC), a surrealist period drama; and “Los Californios” (ABC), depicting the annexation of California and the birth of Los Angeles from the point of view of the original Mexicans. The pilot episode of “The Lottery” (Lifetime), a thriller set in the near future, is in production. He lives in Topanga, Calif., with his wife and children. This event is part of CC's Cornerstone Arts Week (Jan. 20-24). Highlighting the vital role the arts play within the liberal arts, the annual Cornerstone Arts Week focuses on a theme, posed as a question, that is examined through exhibitions, performances, special events, and interdisciplinary courses. This year’s question, showcasing the college’s new Film and Media Studies program, is a quote from Art Spiegelman: “What Are the New Words and Music?”

Cornerstone Arts Week: “Writing Across Culture” by Tim Sexton '82
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee: Free
  • Sponsored By: Sponsored by CC Humanities and Social Science Departments, the Cultural Attraction Fund, Dean's Office, VP for Student Life's Office, and the President's Office.
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