VideoFest 27 Daily Digest: Day 2 – Thursday Oct 9th

Protester attempts to block photographer's view during a roadblock of the highway leading to Puebla


DATE: Thursday Oct. 9, 2014

LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

100 South Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080


ONE CUT, ONE LIFE: When seminal documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of personal documentary, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film, much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years. Told from two points of view with raw intimacy and humor, the film offers a complex story of love, loss and legacy. Filmmaker in attendance.

WHEN: 9:00 p.m.

KILLING THE MESSENGER: THE DEADLY COST OF NEWS: Murder is the leading cause of death for journalists as censorship increases around the world. Journalists reporting from Mexico, Russia and conflict zones tell their personal stories of kidnapping, intimidation, and beatings. Dallas photojournalist Kael Alford is among several reporters interviewed. Directed by Eric Matthies and Tricia Todd. Panel discussion with local journalists after the film.


WHEN: 9:30 p.m.


AN HONEST LIAR: The world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James "The Amazing" Randi has spent his life spearheading intricate investigations with an almost religious fervor that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists. Directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom.

WHEN: 7 p.m.

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG: Director Nancy Kates gives us an intimate and nuanced portrait into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. The documentary explores Susan Sontag’s life through a wealth of material, including accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson.


WHEN: 7:15 p.m.



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