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Saturday, October 31 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Point of (Inter)View: Storytelling Through Documentaries

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Though documentaries are generally pieces of non-fiction, they still very much employ conventions of storytelling. In fact, there's even a multi-layered writing process involved. From conception to post-production, documentary filmmakers are required to constantly adapt to unforeseeable elements and craft a narrative based off the stories and accounts they are able to capture. Join these filmmakers for a conversation on the importance and techniques of planning, interviews, editing, and storytelling through documentaries.

Moderators
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Gregory Curtis

Moderator; Former Editor of Texas Monthly
Gregory Curtis was the Editor of Texas Monthly from 1981-2000. During his editorship, the magazine won many prizes including five National Magazine Awards. In 2000, it was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of the ten best magazine editors in the country. Curtis has been published in Texas Monthly, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and Time. He is the author of two... Read More →

Panelists
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Nancy Buirski

director/producer By Sidney Lumet, Afternoon of a Faun, The Loving Story
Nancy Buirski is the Director and Producer of By Sidney Lumet (2015), which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Her documentary Afternoon of a Faun (2013) had its World Premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival and International Premiere at the 64th Berlinale. It was broadcast in June 2014 by American Masters/PBS and released theatrically by Kino Lorber in the U.S.  She is the Director, Producer and Writer of the Peabody and... Read More →
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Scott Haze

director Mully
Scott Haze is an actor, director and writer, born in Dallas Texas.  An alumnus of the Stella Adler Conservatory and Playhouse West, which was founded by Robert Carnegie and Sanford Meisner. In 2006 Haze envisioned, built and founded The Sherry Theater in the North Hollywood Arts District in California, naming the theater after his mother. Plays penned by Haze have included 2006’s critically acclaimed, Devil’s... Read More →
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James Moll

director/producer Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, Running the Sahara, Inheritance, The Last Days
James Moll’s career as a documentary filmmaker has earned him an Oscar, two Emmys and a Grammy.  Moll has directed and produced such films as FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH about the 16-year career of the rock band Foo Fighters; the sports adventure RUNNING THE SAHARA, executive produced by Matt Damon; INHERITANCE, about the daughter of a Nazi concentration camp commander; and THE LAST DAYS, executive produced by Steven... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room

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