Jean-Claude Carriere; (17 September 1931 – 8 February 2021) was a French novelist, screenwriter and actor. He received an Academy Award for best short film for co-writing Heureux Anniversaire (1963), and was later conferred an Honorary Oscar in 2014. He was nominated for the Academy Award three other times for his work in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). He also won a César Award for Best Original Screenplay in The Return of Martin Guerre (1983).
Carrière was an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and was president of La Fémis, the French state film school that he helped establish. He was noted as a frequent collaborator with Luis Buñuel on the screenplays of the latter’s late French films.[
Window on Women
WEFT (Women EnActe for Themselves) is a safe space for women’s voices to develop, both on women’s issues and issues that women care about. The program is designed to support women writers to take their nascent stories to completion, and work with a sisterhood of creatives to bring meaningful, resonant, and entertaining stories to life as performative art, first presented by EnActe.
This year has been hard, especially for our seniors, Vintage@EnActe is our way of telling our seniors we love them!
In July, we celebrated our elders with a play read of Comedy is Hard by hilarious Simpsons producer Mike Reiss! Broadway stars like Todd Susman and Elizabeth Ashley generously helped us fundraise, allowing us to kickstart our free theatre skills programs for Seniors!