An Evening with D A Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus – Screening + Q&A – 6 March 2013


presented by OzDox, Screen Australia and AFTRS

Retrospective Screening, Q&A led by Rachel Landers (AFTRS Head of Documentary) and Light Refreshments to follow.

D A PENNEBAKER and CHRIS HEGEDUS form one of the most respected and unique teams of documentary filmmakers working today.  Known for their unintrusive, cinema verite style of filmmaking, they follow their subjects using handheld cameras and available light with minimal interruption.  The result is a candid portrait of a real-life drama in which the characters determine the action.

Since the mid-seventies, Pennebaker and Hegedus have collaborated on a variety of subjects ranging from politics to music and most recently food. In 1992, the team followed Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign and produced THE WAR ROOM, which received an Academy Award nomination and the D.W. Griffith Award for Best Documentary. Subsequent films include, MOON OVER BROADWAY, following Carol Burnett’s Broadway debut, and STARTUP.COM, which won Hegedus the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. They co-directed, with Nick Doob, the HBO special ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY, earning three Primetime Emmy awards, and AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE, following the political satirist during the 2004 election. Their latest film, KINGS OF PASTRY, follows three renowned pastry chefs in their pursuit of the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France title. The film has been broadcast around the world and was most recently shown on PBS and in cinemas in the US.

Event Information

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Fox Studios, Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park NSW.
http://www.ozdox.org/events/

WHEN: Wednesday 6 March 2013
6:00pm for 6:30pm start.

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat. Please invite your friends and colleagues too! This event is open to the public.

ENTRY: FREE
. This event is open to the public. Parking fees discounted after 6pm, or with validated ticket from AFTRS.