Conversation

October 9, 2018 @

In addition to being a pioneer of New German Cinema and an accomplished photographer, playwright, and author, Wim Wenders has directed some of the most pivotal artist profile documentaries of our time. Buena Vista Social Club helped resurrect the careers of Cuban musicians nearly lost to the...

IDA Conversation Series: Joan Churchill
July 16, 2018 @

In a career that spans over 45 years, Joan Churchill has made her mark as one of the most influential cinematographers working in documentary film today. Early in her career, Joan shot groundbreaking films that helped define the style of vérité filmmaking, such as Gimme Shelter, with...

January 11, 2018 @

A philosopher, a detective, an ethicist, and a bit of a magician, Errol Morris is one of the most adventurous storytellers working in nonfiction cinema. His unforgettable, highly stylized films are driven as much by Morris’s own quirky passions as by the sweeping currents of American history. He...

August 16, 2017 @

2015's IDA Conversation Series event spotlighted the exceptional films and remarkable career of Davis Guggenheim, director of the Academy Award® winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, one of the most influential films of our time. Series host/interviewer Ben Mankiewicz and Davis...

July 27, 2017 @

Rory Kennedy is one of the preeminent documentary filmmakers of our time, and shows a selection of riveting clips from her extraordinary career. Through an exceptional body of work, Rory has shed light on some of the world’s most pressing issues and focused her lens on a range of compelling and...

July 25, 2017 @

In this special edition of the IDA Conversation Series, co-presented with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, we traversed the unwavering career of the legendary HBO Executive Producer Sheila Nevins.

As one of the most influential figures in the history of documentary filmmaking, Sheila...

June 23, 2017 @

Bursting on to the documentary scene in 2010 with the exceptional short Music by Prudence, Roger became the first African American director to win an Academy Award. Roger’s second feature, the shocking God Loves Uganda, which tackled the complex and troubling role of the...

February 23, 2017 @

For the final IDA Conversation Series 2015 event, we explored the extraordinary work and career of the Academy Award® nominated director Renee Tajima-Peña. Culminating in a discussion of Renee’s devastating new film No Más Bebés (No More Babies), the evening featured a fascinating...

February 21, 2017 @

Our premiere IDA Conversation Series event spotlights the remarkable directing/producing team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. Their most recent documentary feature The Hunting Ground, a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film...

January 11, 2017 @

One of the most consistently exciting teams in documentary film, Heidi and Rachel have distinguished themselves by tackling difficult subject matter with sensitivity and visual inventiveness. Working in a verite style, Heidi and Rachel use the intensity of the present moment to conjure the...

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