IDA Conversation Series: Jon Else and Bonni Cohen
Join us for the San Francisco edition of the IDA Conversation Series as we celebrate the collaborative creative history of Emmy nominated Director/Producer Bonni Cohen and legendary multi award winning director, cinematographer, producer, and educator, Jon Else. The evening will feature a clips program and inspiring conversation between Jon, Bonni, and IDA’s Director of Programming & Policy Claire Aguilar.
This lively conversation will chronicle the evolving (and sometimes interchangeable) mentor/mentee relationship of these eminent filmmakers. For over 20 years Jon and Bonni have been collaborating together in various forms from Jon serving as an academic advisor for Bonni’s first film “Meet Me In Miami Beach” to Jon shooting for Bonni’s most recent directing project, 2017 Sundance opening film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Together they have received an Emmy nomination and in 2012 received the IDA Pare Lorentz Award for their urgently relevant film “The Island President”.
We also invite you to join us for a pre-reception with Jon and Bonni before the program for beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvre.