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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evans Auditorium

Robert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of El Rey Network. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Robert Rodriguez wrote the script to his first feature film while sequestered as a paid subject in a clinical experiment. He planned to make the money back by selling the film to the Mexican home video market. The film, El Mariachi, went on to win the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and it became the lowest-budget movie ever released by a major studio. Rodriguez has gone on to write, produce, direct and edit a series of successful films, including DesperadoFrom Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, Grindhouse, and Machete. In 2000, he founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin-based production facility of which he is co-owner and president. The studio has played a primary role in making Austin a vibrant filmmaking hub.

Dr. Pam Wuestenberg
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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished Lecture