Academy Celebrates Rise of Nonfiction: Doc Panelists Bar-Lev, Guggenheim, Stern

by Sophia Savage
October 11, 2011 3:23 AM
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"The Rise of Nonfiction Movies," the latest in the Academy's John Huston Lecture series, will take place on October 26 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Panelists will discuss how feature documentaries have discovered a newfound popularity and cutting edge ways to brings stories to life, amid rapidly evolving modes of media consumption and distribution.

R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, The War Room) will moderate a panel with Amir Bar-Lev (director, The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), Davis Guggenheim (director, Waiting for 'Superman,' An Inconvenient Truth), Lourdes Portillo (producer, Las Madres–The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo; producer-director, Señorita Extraviada, ) (1985), Ricki Stern (director, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came on Horseback), Molly Thompson (exec producer, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Jesus Camp), and Diane Weyermann (exec producer of Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Food, Inc.).

Tickets for the "The Rise of Nonfiction Movies" can be purchased here.

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