Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Au Pair, Kansas
  • Au Pair, Kansas
  • Film
  • 10/16/2011
  • 15:30-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art , KU Department of Film & Media Studies
Event Description
Filmmaker, photographer, and physician Jon "J.T." O'Neal graduated from KU with an honors degree in history of art. His latest feature film, Au Pair, Kansas, took inspiration from O'Neal's long-time interest in the Swedish immigrant artist Birger Sandzén, who taught and practiced art in Lindsborg, Kansas. Shot in Lindsborg, the film combines drama and comedy with shades of European magical realism to tell the story of a widowed woman who hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise her two sons.

At the Spencer on Sunday, October 16, O'Neal will introduce his award-winning film and, following the screening, answer questions from the audience. The film screening is free and open to the public.

O'Neal also will conduct a special screenwriting workshop for artists from 1-3 PM; for more information about the workshop, please contact Celka Straughn, the Spencer's Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs (straughn@ku.edu or 785.864.0136).