Behind the Screens: Lucius Barre, International Film Publicist

By Patricia Zimmermann, September 14, 2021

Lucius Barre

Lucius Barre, International Film Publicist

Lucius Barre serves at the first speaker for the Behind the Screens series.

Behind the Screens: Conversations unpacking cinema

International film publicist Lucius Barre will serve as the first speaker in a new online series, “Behind the Screens: Conversations unpacking cinema” on Tuesday September 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.  It is free and open to the public.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Lucius Barre specializes in promoting international distribution for films from many cultures. Barre represented the first crossover films of Pedro Almódovar, Shinji Aoyama, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Atom Egoyan, Zacharias Kunuk, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Johnnie To, and Tom Tykwer; and has collaborated with well- established filmmakers such as Lee Chang-dong, Errol Morris, Alain Resnais, Carlos Saura, Volker Schlöndorff and Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Barre has promoted film programs for the national film agencies of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Barre has served as the long-time protocol officer at the Rotterdam Festival, and has consulted with festivals at Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Karlovy Vary, New York, Locarno, and San Francisco. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a former Trustee of the Flaherty International Film Seminars.

The series features interactive conversations with industry professionals, practitioners, artists, and cutting edge scholars to probe the behind the scenes of screen cultures across myriad forms, practices, topics, and debates.

Forthcoming events include:

October 26   7 p.m.      Stacey Steers, Feminist Animator

November 9 7 p.m.      Brett Bossard, Executive Director, Cinemapolis (IC alum)

November 16  7 p..m.  Roundtable on Streaming
                                         Neta Alexander, Colgate University
Girish Shambu, Editor, Film Quarterly Quorum
 Jane Shattuc, Emerson College.

Sponsored by the BA in Screen Cultures and the World Languages, Literatures, and Culture programs in the School of Humanities and Sciences in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Coprogrammed by Rachel Schaff, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, and Patricia Zimmermann, Charles A. Dana Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.  Ari Kissiloff, Assistant Professor of  Strategic Communication, serves as producer. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Patricia R. Zimmermann at or 607 274 3431. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.