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Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 15, 2013 at 4:35PM

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")...
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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

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.