Doc U: Yes, But Is It Art? Stylistic Strategies in Non-Fiction Storytelling

With the growing popularity of documentary film, many have admirably seized on the power of non-fiction storytelling to effect change around social and political issues. But in all the discussion about content and impact, have we forgotten to explore documentary as cinema — as art? In a lively conversation about how they mobilize aesthetic choices to generate meaning, filmmakers will discuss stylistic strategies, creative inspirations, story structure, and the tension between form and content. Join Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, as she moderates a discussion with filmmakers Ondi Timoner (BYOD, We Live In Public) and Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Who is Bernard Tapie?) whose documentary work not only delivers a powerful message, but also storytelling impact through visual imagery.

NOTE: we are unfortunately unable to offer Cinefamily members free admission to this event.