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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Film Independent Directors Close-Up

Directors Close-Up 2020:  Single Night Tickets and Updates

The Film Independent Directors Close-Up features five weeks of in-depth conversations with the best independent filmmakers discussing the art of directing. 

While series passes sold out, single night tickets are made available the week prior to each event. Updates to the #DCU2020 line-up can be found below and here

Get your ticket for tomorrow's event, Night Three, today!

Thinking Inside the Box: Directing Television
If the 00s heralded a new Golden Age of Television, we’re now firmly in the midst of its Gilded Age. With provocative subject matter, creative freedom and innovative new approaches to storytelling, the influx of independent filmmakers into cable and streaming television has changed the landscape dramatically. This week’s session features independent directors who’ve carved out successful careers in television while still retaining their unique voices.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez (director; Homecoming, Tales of the City)
Silas Howard
 (director; Pose, Transparent)
Marvin Lemus
 (creator/director, Gentefied)
Lynn Shelton
 (director; Dickinson, GLOW)
Moderated by: Wendy Calhoun (producer/writer; Prodigal Son, Empire)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5The Spirit of Independents: A Directors RoundtableAt this year’s perennial favorite, 2020 Spirit Award-nominated directors discuss their craft, their journeys as artists and the ways in which they have been able to balance their artistic integrity while making movies that resonate with audiences. 

Laure Clermont-Tonnerre (Co-Writer/Director, The Mustang)
Alma Har’el (Director, Honey Boy)
Julius Onah (Director, Luce)
Lorene Scafaria (Writer/Director, Hustlers)
Lulu Wang (Writer/Director, The Farewell)
Olivia Wilde (Director, Booksmart)
Moderated by: Josh Welsh (President, Film Independent)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12Wendy: Breathing New Life into PanWe end the 2020 series with acclaimed filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, who gives us a peek inside his lontime musical partnership with composer Dan Romer and how together they created the musical soundscape for a new Neverland. 

Benh Zeitlin (Co-Writer/Director, Wendy, Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Dan Romer (Composer, Wendy, Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Moderated by: Glenn Kiser (Senior Director, The Dolby Institute)
The evenings conclude with a hosted reception.

Please note the following:Location - The Landmark, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064Check-in opens - 6:30 pmStart Time - 7:30 pm
To keep up with panelist and speaker updates, click here. To buy your ticket for Night Three, click here.
IMPORTANT - Each evening will begin at 7:30 pm. Passholders must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to start time to guarantee their seat. Parking at The Landmark is free for 3 hours with validation.

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