DIRECTORS CLOSE-UP 2017
Over the past decade, Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up has featured some of today’s most acclaimed and accomplished filmmakers discussing their craft in fascinating detail.
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No other event drills down so thoroughly to give attendees an insight into the creative process—these are conversations with filmmakers, moderated by filmmakers, for filmmakers and film lovers.
Recent Directors Close-Up speakers include:
- Ben Affleck (Argo, The Town)
- Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash)
- Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men)
- Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere)
- Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
- Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused)
- James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now)
- Justin Simien (Dear White People)
The Directors Close-Up consists of five unique events over the course of five weeks in February and March, with each night focusing on a different aspect of filmmaking craft. Each event concludes with a hosted reception giving attendees the opportunity to meet their peers and forge new relationships with like-minded people.