Conversation

IDA Conversation Series: Davis Guggenheim
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...

January 11, 2017 @

On this evening, we explore the uniquely imaginative world of filmmaker Brett Morgen, the man the New York Times coined the ‘mad scientist’ of documentary film. With a body of work as varied as it is original, Brett is a visual stylist and sound virtuoso without peer. Utilizing a broad palette...

September 26, 2016 @

For our first IDA Conversation Series event in Chicago, we teamed up with Kartemquin Films to explore of the extraordinary work and career of the Academy Award® nominated director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself). He shares his theme of “Craft” and storytelling techniques...

September 16, 2016 @

Legendary director Werner Herzog is recognized worldwide as one of the most imaginative and adventurous storytellers working in fiction and nonfiction cinema. Over the course of five decades in filmmaking, he has followed his affinity for the absurd, the mystical, and the heroic to some of the...

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