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October 2009, Week 2


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Maria San Filippo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:24:37 -0500
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The New Directions in Documentary Film Festival & Symposium, taking place
October 19-25 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, is a weeklong screening
series showcasing formal and conceptual reorientations in recent American
documentary filmmaking. Albert Maysles will deliver a keynote address titled
“Handheld and from the Heart,” while distinguished documentary filmmakers
Debra Chasnoff, Su Friedrich, Susan Meiselas, Robb Moss, Llewellyn M. Smith,
and Jessica Yu will present their latest works. In addition, the program
features acclaimed works by up-and-coming filmmakers Natalia Almada, Liza
Johnson, Amanda Micheli, Laurel Nakadate, and Alexander Olch. These guests
will join in conversation with noted filmmakers and scholars Robin Blaetz,
Thomas Doherty, Scott MacDonald, Ross McElwee, and Philip Rosen in an
accompanying symposium featuring panels on auto/biographical documentary,
new documentary aesthetics, and documentary as political action.

For more information, please refer to our website
( and press release

Maria San Filippo, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema and Media Studies 
Salem Mekuria, Professor of Art and Director, Cinema and Media Studies Program
Wini Wood, Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program and Cinema and Media
Studies Program

New Directions Planning Committee
Wellesley College 

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