June 7, 2016 @

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...

March 30, 2016
This year's Berlin International Film Festival presented a special screening of Life on the Border, a gripping project initiated and produced by Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi. Over the past years Ghobadi has tirelessly narrated stories of the Kurds, the largest ethnic group without a state; their population spans from southeastern Turkey to northwestern Iran, northern Iraq and northern Syria.
September 22, 2015 @

Maverick documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield looks back on his incomparable body of work that spans more than 40 years. IDA Board President Marjan Safinia is your guide for this on-stage interview and clips program that covers such riveting films as: Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial...

March 26, 2014 @

For this special evening, we go in-depth and behind-the-scenes with LA’s own Morgan Neville, director and producer of the Oscar®-winning, box office-smashing 'Twenty Feet from Stardom'. Morgan is joined by another local hero, writer/punk-rock icon/radio DJ/actor Henry...