Xan Aranda

Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Kartemquin filmmaker Xan Aranda will be interviewed on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. Xan will be discussing her films Andrew Bird: Fever Year (a KTQ Labs graduate), and her forthcoming Mormon Movie.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:30 am

Apple Store Lincoln Park
801 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Independent filmmaker Xan Aranda is the director of the award-winning documentary "Andrew Bird: Fever Year," which takes an illuminating look at the maverick musician. Affiliated with documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, Aranda has worked as a producer and consultant for several acclaimed films. Join us at this special event to hear Xan talk about her work, her creative inspiration, and the film industry. http://www.apple.com/retail/lincolnpark/


6:30pm - 7:30pm

Xan Aranda brings "Mormons" to Kartemquin

Director/Producer Xan Aranda is in demand. Currently in production on her debut Kartemquin film, Mormons Make Movies, her new concert documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year was selected for world premiere at the 2011 New York Film Festival, and has screened with the Copenhagen, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis and Vancouver Film Festivals.
Xan has been working with Kartemquin since 2007 on the films Milking the Rhino and Prisoner of her PastRead about how Mormons relates her personal connection to the growth of the Mormon film industry, and why she chose to make this film at Kartemquin.

Friday, October 14, 2011 4:00 pm

DePaul University CDM Theater, Daley Building
247 S. State Street
Chicago, IL

What are the latest trends in documentary form? Has technology changed the way docs are produced and distributed? How do filmmakers incorporate new styles and approaches such as 3D and animation into their storytelling and character development strategies? Join a lineup of this year's visiting filmmakers and members of the local documentary community for an insightful conversation on the status of non-fiction cinema.


DePaul University CDM Theater, Daley Building, lower level, 247 S. State Street

4pm • 60 min


With Ron Fernandez, DePaul University, Andrew Bird: Fever Year director Xan Aranda, Sadermania director Adam Gacka, Sadermania producer Paul Matian, On the Bridge director Olivier Morel, and local filmmaker Dan Rybicky.

Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn and Xan Aranda will be mentoring producers at a session during "Doing Your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices" a weekend seminar aimed at helping producers kickstart their film projects.

The program is a collaboration between NALIP, IFP Chicago, the NEA, Instituto Cervantes, CPB, and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Register and get more information.

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