New York-based film critic and professor Monica Filimon will sign copies of her new book Cristi Puiu (University of Illinois Press 2017) and deliver a talk about the beginnings of New Romanian cinema with a specific focus on the black comedy The Death of Mr. Lazarescu.  In Cristi Puiu, Filimon explores the works of an artist dedicated to truth not as an abstract concept, but as the ephemeral revelation of the fuller ungraspable world beyond the screen. Event in English