Past Meetup

"Capturing Reality" and the Art of Documentary

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It is time once again for our joint WIFV/Docs In Progress Documentary Roundtable. Join us for the return of Claude LaVallee, who will share more advice from her wealth of experience as and editor/producer/writer.

This month we will have a discussion on documentaries, featuring a screening of the film CAPTURING REALITY: THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY, by Pepita Ferrari. This film features interviews with many excellent documentary filmmakers, including Werner Herzog, Albert Maysles, Errol Morris, Jessica Yu, Jennifer Baichwal, and Laura Poitras. These filmmakers and many more share their insights into meeting the challenge of making documentary films.

We will discuss the existential questions of what is (and is not) a documentary, and where ideas come from. We will also hear from these accomplished filmmakers on the relationship of the director and the film subject, and on the art of the interview. Lastly, we will discuss some of the ethical issues of documentary film, including getting access and developing trust.

This will be a lively session and should promote a good discussion.

Cost: FREE, open to all. RSVP: