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Five Senses Festival  |  Weekends July 27 - August 11  |  Washington, CT  
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Michael Barker

Sony Pictures Classics
Co-President and Co-Founder
As Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Michael Barker (with Tom Bernard) has distributed (and quite often produced) some of the finest independent movies over the past 30 years. Previously he was an executive at United Artists (1980-1983) and went on to co-found Orion Classics (1983-1991) and Sony Pictures Classics.

Over the span of his career, Barker's films have received 169 Academy Award® nominations including several for Best Picture: Call Me By Your Name; Whiplash; Amour; Midnight In Paris; An Education; Capote for which Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Academy Award® for Best Actor; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, recognized as the highest grossing foreign film of all time in North America; and Howards End, for which Emma Thompson won the Academy Award® for Best Actress.