NU DOCS Program 1: RETROSPECTIVES (2019)

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 6:15 – 9 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Open to the Public

Four emerging filmmakers search for the meaning of conservation and tradition in a rapidly changing society. Feast on the delicacy of whipped bread, a Chilean dining staple. Explore Wisconsin wildlife through the legacy of a local legend. Feel the reason for the season with a unique take on Christmas traditions. Finish the night dancing to the rhythm of Cuban rumba. These films celebrate the past through retrospectives of diverse people, places and cultures. #NUDOCS2019

Post Q&A moderated by Nevo Shinaar.

FILMS

Daily Bread (Dir. Agustin Donoso, 16m)
A documentary about a family and community brought together by a Chilean staple produced at a historic bakery which whips out the best bread in town.

Camelot North (Dir. Molly Wagener, 20m)
A filmmaker searches for the first documentaries she ever saw, created by her grandfather’s late friend and conservationist filmmaker Martin Hanson, leading her to discover not only the quirks of a woodsman, but also the deeper meanings of why we keep the things we keep.

Christmas (Dir. Jung Ah Kim, 13m)
The wonderland of Christmas in the U.S. is not for everyone. 

Buena Vida (Dir. Benjamin Buxton, 20m)
Live! From Cuba, the talents of Los Matanzeros, an extended family band, display the fervor of their musical folklore legacy through public performance and intimate individual portraits. 

Each night of NU Docs features a selection of new short documentaries, with the opportunity to engage with the makers and celebrate their accomplishments. Discover a new generation who are making exciting films that tackle a wide range of topics. Previous thesis films have gone on to play such prestigious festivals as Locarno, Slamdance, New Directors/New Films, AFI Docs, IDFA, et al.

Doors open at 6:15pm, light refreshments served during pre-screening reception.

Sponsored in part by Northwestern’s School of Communication, The Department of Radio-TV-Film, Jane Steiner Hoffman and Michael Hoffman, and The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.