An evening with director James Ivory, whose iconic movie A Room with a View won three Oscars in 1987, thirty years ago, with the participation of the authors and professors André Aciman and Antonio Monda. Most recently, James Ivory wrote the screenplay for Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming adaptation of André Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name. James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an American film director. For many years he worked extensively with Indian-born film producer Ismail Merchant, his domestic as well as professional partner, and with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. All three were principals in Merchant Ivory Productions whose films won six Academy Awards.