The Loneliest Planet
'The Loneliest Planet'

Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Julia Loktev ("The Loneliest Planet") and Jill Soloway ("Afternoon Delight"). The panels will take place every Wednesday from February 6 - March 6 at Los Angeles' Landmark theater.

Film Independent's Maria Bozzi states, “From the fresh approach of first time directors Benh Zeitlin and Jill Solloway, to the distinctive style of seasoned artists like David O. Russell and Ben Affleck, who will address how their work has evolved, the Directors Close-Up offers a variety of creative perspectives. There's always something unique coming out of each one of these sessions."
The schedule is below. For details go here.

February 6 – Sound Advice: Moving Beyond the Picture
February 13 – Ben Affleck: The Road to Argo
February 20 – The Independent Spirit: A Directors Roundtable
February 27 – The Creative Team: Executing the Vision
March 6 – The Actors: Getting Great Performances