Sat, February 18, 2017, 10:00 AM
Austin Public
(1143 Northwestern Ave)

$30 General Admission
$20 Learn/ Watch Members
$15 Love/ Make/Austin Public Producers/IDA Members 


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Robert Greene (KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE, ACTRESS) has established himself as a leading voice in hybrid documentary storytelling, particularly non-fiction that is focused on performance. His latest film, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (screening Sun Jan 15, buy tickets here), follows the journey of an actress, Kate Lyn Sheil, tasked with performing Christine Chubbock, a deceased Florida newscaster who committed suicide on air in the 1970s. By documenting Sheil's journey in the creation of a character for a narrative film that only exists within a non-fiction film, Greene raises questions about on-screen representation in a wholly refreshing format. In this three hour masterclass presented by AFS's partner, the International Documentary Association, Greene (who is also the Filmmaker In Chief at the University of Missouri's Murray Center for Documentary Journalism), will discuss documentary storytelling, filmmaking ethics, creating and working with "hybrid" non-fiction narratives and how his narrative editing work has informed this.                                                  

More about Robert Greene:  Robert Greene is a filmmaker and writer. His latest film, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (2016) has won multiple awards, including a Jury Award for Writing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Robert’s previous critically acclaimed documentaries include the Gotham Awards-nominated ACTRESS (2014), FAKE IT SO REAL (2011) and the Gotham Awards-nominated KATI WITH AN I (2010). Robert was among four filmmakers chosen as an inaugural Sundance Art of Nonfiction fellow in 2015.  He’s twice been nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction. The Independent named Robert one of their 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014 and he received the 2014 Vanguard Artist Award from the San Francisco DocFest. His first documentary, OWNING THE WEATHER, was screened at the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009. Robert has edited over a dozen fiction and nonfiction features, most recently Alex Ross Perry’s award-winning films QUEEN OF THE EARTH (2015) and LISTEN UP PHILIP (2014), Amanda Rose Wilder’s Gotham Awards and Independent Spirit Awards-nominated APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT (2014), Charles Poekel’s Spirit Awards-nominated CHRISTMAS, AGAIN (2015), Nick Berardini’s KILLING THEM SAFELY (2015) and Douglas Tirola’s HEY BARTENDER (2013). Robert writes about documentary film for outlets such as Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine and his first book, Present Tense: Notes On American Nonfiction Cinema 1998-2013, is coming in 2017. He was post-production supervisor for 4th Row Films from 2002-2012. Robert is currently the Filmmaker-in-Chief at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.

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