Lecture and Q+A with Sandra Adair | April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SWAMP is excited to present a lecture and Q+A with the Oscar-nominated film editor, Sandra Adair. Ms. Adair will discuss the role of the film editor and will share film clips to showcase the importance of editing as part of the story-telling process in film.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a Texas-based industry leader. This presentation is for anyone interested in film and the film-making process. FREE for SWAMP members. See below for more information.


Sandra Adair made her directorial debut on The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, a feature-length documentary which premiered at SXSW in 2017.

She is most known as the award-winning film editor who has had an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 23 films for him over the past 26 years. Some of the films she has edited for Linklater include the classic Dazed and Confused, the 2012 comedy Bernie, and the critically acclaimed Before trilogy, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, and the acclaimed Boyhood.

Boyhood earned 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Editing for Sandra Adair. Boyhood won numerous awards other awards, including 3 Golden Globes and 3 BAFTAs. Adair was honored with the American Cinema Editor’s prestigious Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature in 2015 for Boyhood.

In 2003, Adair was nominated for an Eddie Award by the American Cinema Editors for School of Rock and won the Best Edited Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 for the feature documentary Shepard and Dark. Some of Adair’s credits with other directors include Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, and the award-winning documentary Sushi: The Global Catch. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors.

Adair is currently editing Where’d You Go Bernadette for Linklater. It is due out later in 2018.


This lecture is FREE to SWAMP members. Current members will receive an email to sign up. If you did not receive an email, please contact SWAMP at info@swamp.org to check the status of your membership.

You can still sign up! We are accepting walk-up registrations – credit card preferred or exact cash.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

10:00am – 1:00pm

Walk-ins welcome.


This event will be held at Rice Media Center (2030 University Blvd, 77005) – which is located at Entrance 8 (University & Stockton) on the Rice University campus.

Parking at Rice University

Credit or Debit only:
Moody Lot (Entrance 8 off of University) – the closest lot to RMC
West Lot 2 (Entrance 18 off of Rice Blvd)

Cash and Credit/Debit:
Central Campus Parking (Entrance 20 off Rice Blvd)

Questions? Contact us at info@swamp.org