Acclaimed US filmmaker Steve James is launching THE DOC INSTITUTE’s 2014 Masters Series from March 22-23 with a Masterclass and special private screening of recent Sundance Festival premiere Life Itself plus a one-day Master Lab! Steve James is the director of documentaries including the Oscar nominated Hoop Dreams and Tribeca Grand Prize winner The War Tapes.
Saturday, March 22, 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Masterclass with Steve James followed by a reception and a private screening of yet to be released Life Itself, about the late film critic Roger Ebert.
During the Masterclass, James will discuss his approach to the craft of storytelling, from the decisions driving the aesthetics to the role of the filmmaker in story. James will also share his insight on the subject of access in documentary film, a theme that runs strongly throughout all of his film credits.
Sunday, March 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Masters Lab with Steve James. Application-based and restricted to 5 participants; the deadline to apply to the Lab is March 4.