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Doc Talk: Screening and Q&A with Michael Almereyda ‘William Eggleston in the Real World’ (2005, 84 min)

 

Documentary Studies presents WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD (2005, 84 min)

Doc Talk Screening and Q & A with filmmaker MICHAEL ALMEREYDA 

Monday, February 27th, at 1 PM, Kellen Auditorium, Ground Floor, 66 Fifth Avenue

Michael Almereyda’s film portrait of William Eggleston, one of the world’s greatest living photographers, is a journey of documentary observation and a study of form within form, as the filmmaker’s camera seeks to frame Eggleston’s vivid images of the American South. In Almereyda finds an original cinematic language to express, but not explain, the ways in which Eggleston illuminates the ordinary objects and parking-lot McDonald landscapes of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Michael Almereyda’s film portrait of William Eggleston, one of the world’s greatest living photographers, is a journey of documentary observation and a study of form within form, as the filmmaker’s camera seeks to frame Eggleston’s vivid images of the American South. In William Eggleston in the Real World,Almereyda finds an original cinematic language to express, but not explain, the ways in which Eggleston illuminates the ordinary objects and parking-lot McDonald landscapes of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Experiments in form are not unusual for director, writer and producer Almereyda, whose genre ingenuities in both documentary and fiction make him one of the most intriguing directors working in American independent cinema. His most recent narrative feature, Marjorie Prime, a sci fi study of memory and artificial intelligence, just premiered at Sundance, and his feature Experimenter, a stylized biopic on controversial psychologist Stanley Milgram, starring Peter Sarsgaard, was selected for last year’s New York Film Festival and appeared on several best-of-year film lists.

Please join us for this presentation and Q and A with a filmmaker who crosses genre borders with ease, equally at home directing Ethan Hawke in a contemporary adaptation of Hamlet (2000) as he is observing the fragmentary nature of personal memory in the documentary essay Paradise (2009).

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Monday, February 27 at 1 pm — Kellen Auditorium, Ground Floor, 66 Fifth Avenue

Hosted by Deanna Kamiel

Presented by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies

School of Media Studies

The New School

POSTER and GRAPHIC DESIGN by TOMA PEIU

DOC TALK LOGO designed by LAURA SALABERRY

http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/media-studies/

http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/documentary-media-graduate-certificate/

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