The Doc Talk Show: The Eye Witness
Meet Maggie Bowman of Kartemquin Films, Clayton Brown of 137 Films, Alex White of Columbia College Chicago and Jeff Spitz of Groundswell Educational Films (host of the show).
Witnesses are critical in court rooms and in documentaries. What does it take to find great witnesses and to craft unforgettable stories based on testimony from the eye witnesses? It starts with trust.
Maggie Bowman will take us behind the scenes of WE ARE WITNESSES-CHICAGO. This powerful web series features short first-person stories from witnesses who have first hand experience in Chicago's criminal justice system.
Clayton Brown's feature documentary, WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS, features Christian witnesses who debunk evolution and believe in the bible to the point that they have raised $120 million to build a massive theme park in Kentucky with a "life-size" Noah's Ark. Alex White, a Columbia College student, bears witness to the power of photography and motion graphics in his life. Jeff Spitz's follow up to THE RETURN OF NAVAJO BOY is a web series that amplifies the voices of Navajo residents in Monument Valley. Their cameras expose radioactive dangers and persuade the EPA to clean up an abandoned uranium mine.
Enjoy a rare evening of short non-fiction films and conversations with the four filmmakers.
Each month Jeff Spitz presents a fresh lineup of talented filmmakers who screen their short films, trailers and excerpts of works-in-progress. The evening always includes a variety of new and veteran talent as well as outstanding student filmmakers from across the city. Audiences dine, drink and discuss timely issues and the craft of storytelling directly with filmmakers. Filmmakers from across the city enjoy connecting with each other and new audiences. Come for dinner and drinks and stay for The Doc Talk Show.