Wednesday, April 11th, 12:00pm
Kroon Hall, Room 321, 195 Prospect St
Join award-winning Eating Alabama filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace as he shares film clips, stories from the field, and practical advice on making films. Topics covered include tips for funding, shooting, and finishing an independent documentary, and more broadly, the role of documentary storytelling in environmental advocacy and education. Don't miss: Andrew will also be present at the screening of his film Eating Alabama on Tuesday April 10th.
Andrew Beck Grace was born and raised in north Alabama. He is an independent documentary ﬁlmmaker whose ﬁlms have aired on Public Television stations and at ﬁlm festivals across the country. He received an MA in American Studies from the University of Wyoming where he made his ﬁrst documentary feature about the reenactments of Custer’s Last Stand in southern Montana. After a few years in the West, making ﬁlms, freelancing for magazines and working as a producer for NPR News, he moved back to his home state to tell stories about the Deep South. At The University of Alabama he teaches and oversees a unique interdisciplinary social justice documentary program called Documenting Justice, and was recently named by The Oxford American one of the “Most Creative Teachers in the South.” In 2009 he was invited to attend the CPB/PBS Producers Academy at WGBH. He's also a writer whose nonﬁction has been nominated for a Puschcart Prize.
· Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
· Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’
· Eating Alabama
· EFFY After Dark
· Enjoy Your Meal!
· Filmmaking Workshop with Andrew Grace
· Surviving Progress
· The Atomic States of America
· The Island President
· The Last Mountain
· The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
· The Whale