Awards Spotlight: PRIDE
About the Event
From Emmy® Award-winning Killer Films and VICE Studios comes PRIDE, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America from the 1950s until today. Seven LGBTQ+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define us as a nation. The limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the “Culture Wars” of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality.
Get an exclusive screener then join us for a digital conversation feat. Executive Producer/Showrunner Alex Stapleton and Executive Producer Christine Vachon, moderated by film critic Amy Nicholson.
This digital event will have ASL and Captioning provided.
Alex Stapleton, Executive Producer/Showrunner
Alex Stapleton is an Emmy® Award-winning documentary filmmaker for film and television. She is currently directing a project for HBO entitled God Save Texas (Jigsaw Productions). Her episode of Netflix’s The Playbook (SpringHill Company) aired in fall 2020 and over the past two years, she’s also had the privilege to showrun a six-part docu-series for FX called PRIDE, which chronicles the American LGBTQ+ Civil Rights movement. Other recent credits include Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (Netflix/Condé Nast Entertainment) and Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime/SpringHill Company). Stapleton made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (A&E), starring Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard. The feature competed at top festivals like the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.
Christine Vachon, Executive Producer
Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past two decades, they have produced over 100 films, including some of the most celebrated indie features: Carol (nominated for six Academy Awards®), Far from Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Still Alice (Academy Award winner), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), KIDS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominee). In television, Vachon executive produced the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-awarded miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO and Z: The Beginning of Everything for Amazon. Killer Films recently produced Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters and Josephine Decker’s Shirley. Upcoming releases include Janicza Bravo’s Zola to be distributed by A24, and PRIDE, six-part documentary series produced with VICE Studios for FX.