Behind the Scenes with Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins A'93 and Actor Gal Gadot

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7 - 8pm

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Join blockbuster director and 1993 School of Art alumna Patty Jenkins and actor Gal Gadot for a behind-the-scenes look at the Wonder Woman Trilogy. An audience Q&A will close the presentation.

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Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for directing the Wonder Woman Trilogy. She began her career as a painter at The Cooper Union, and upon transitioning to filmmaking, spent eight years as an Assistant Camera Person/Focus Puller on commercials and music videos. She wrote and directed her first feature film Monster (2003) starring Charlize Theron after attending the AFI in Los Angeles. Most recently it was announced that Jenkins will be the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” feature film; Rogue Squadron is expected in theaters in 2023.

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, producer, and model, known for portraying Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe and her role the in Fast & Furious franchise. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

This event is part of Cooper Together 2021, the annual celebration of our founder Peter Cooper's birthday. The Cooper Together 2021 Global Block Party will feature a mix of live, interactive programs and on-demand content from February 1-10, 2021. 

Join alumni and members of the Cooper community in February as we gather virtually around the globe to commemorate Peter Cooper's philanthropic spirit.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.