Steve James will be a keynote speaker and host a screening of his classic documentary Stevie at the 2016 Getting Real conference, a biennial gathering of the documentary world hosted by the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences, to be held September 26-29 in Los Angeles.
The IDA and AMPAS revealed the full schedule for the conference today, announcing James as a headline speaker along with Ava DuVernay, who was featured in Life Itself. Also participating at Getting Real will be Kartemquin Artistic Director and co-founder Gordon Quinn, and Tim Horsburgh, Kartemquin's Director of Communications and Distribution.
On September 27th at 4:30pm, Steve James will give the keynote marking the culmination of the opening day. James will then present his award-winning 2002 film Stevie at 7:30pm at ArcLight Hollywood. Stevie is being presented as part of the Getting Real conference's focus on subject-filmmaker relations, a topic which James will also elaborate upon the following day at the panel "When the Lion Learns to Speak: Representation and Agency in Documentary", alongside Ameena Matthews, star of The Interrupters.
Preceding Getting Real, Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn and Steve James will be in Los Angeles for UCLA Film and Television Archive's retrospective Kartemquin Films at 50, which runs September 16-26 at the Billy Wilder Theater.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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