• 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...

  • August 19, 2016 @

    In summer 2015, Ondi Timoner joined us for a special evening, exploring the multi-faceted aspects of her career with Film Independent President Josh Welsh. Bestowed with the honor of opening the 2015 SXSW Film Festival with her latest doc, BRAND: A Second Coming, Ondi has put herself in the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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