Register for free screenings HERE!
Simply put, docs rock. Documentaries have really become the most vibrant sector of the indie film world. I’ve been watching a lot of them at home lately, and I can tell you that I have experienced some emotional highs and lows that have left me depleted…and wanting more!
The idea of seeing more of these great movies – on the big screen – and then having a rousing chat about them afterwards fills me with glee. Enter the International Documentary Association‘s new Documentary Screening Series. They’re showing fascinating films at The Landmark in West LA, including “Dirty Wars,” “Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro” and “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” And tickets are FREE!
The first screening was “Inequality for All“ (or as I call it “An Inconvenient Economic Truth”) on September 26th. IndieWire’s super-sharp editor Dana Harris moderated a post-screening Q&A with director Jacob Kornbluth and Professor Robert Reich…and filmmakers will be there after all these screenings.
I hosted a screening of Lucy Walker’s devastating “The Crash Reel” on the 30th (see clips from the Q&A HERE). It’s an incredibly moving film, and Lucy and Kevin Pearce – the heroic subject of the film – were there to answer questions. It was an emotional evening.
There are great screenings almost every week. So far, I know I’ll also be hosting conversations after screenings of:
10/30 “Pandora’s Promise“
11/11 “Call Me Kuchu”
12/3 “Six By Sondheim”
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch these films. I hope to see you there!
Here are some clips from various screenings…see what you’re missing!
For more information about all screenings
and to register free, click HERE!
Disclosure: The IDA (a non-profit organization) has provided promotional consideration to KCRW for this series and pays me a small honorarium for my appearances. However, this post – and anything I say about this organization – comes from my longtime appreciation of their work and my unholy love of documentary film.