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
Last night The Interrupters claimed the latest awards in its incredible run of festival victories, sweeping three categories at New Zealand's Documentary Edge Awards: Best Feature Documentary, Best Director (Steve James - shared with Chris Paine of Revenge of the Electric Car), and Best World Cinema.
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.
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.