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For over two decades, award-winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy has built a storied career crafting films that explore the most pressing social issues of the moment. Join us for a special spotlight event during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, as we celebrate the premiere of Rory’s new film, DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING, with an exclusive conversation that will take you inside each stage of the documentary filmmaking process. We’ll discuss how Rory approaches development and research, sources funding, and navigates pitching. We'll also explore the challenges of production, get tips for constructing story in the edit, and hear her advice on how to approach distribution. This conversation will go behind the scenes and into the creative practice of one of the most prolific documentary filmmakers working today.

Documentary Filmmaker
Rory Kennedy is an Academy-Award-nominated, Primetime Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker. She has made over thirty films, including LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, ETHEL, and TAKE EVERY WAVE, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her films have appeared on the major streamers and broadcast networks including Netflix, HBO, National Geographic and PBS. Her work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and she has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Today Show, CNN, and NPR. more...

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