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MNFF 2016: Film as Journalism–Op Docs at the New York Times

The New York Times Op-Docs series invites both renowned and emerging filmmakers to contribute new short opinion documentaries reflecting a wide series of styles and subject matter, including current affairs, contemporary life, and historical subjects. Now in its fifth season, the Op Docs initiative at The New York Times is part of the growing “Film As Journalism” phenomenon. Lindsay Crouse, The Times’ Coordinating Producer of Op Docs, will present several of these excellent short documentaries. She will offer background and context on the entire Op Docs program and address how it advances the journalistic enterprise of the online edition of America’s leading newspaper. Recorded 8/27/16.
Producer: MCTV

MNFF 2016 Panel: Book to Film (Russell Banks & Jay Parini)

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents Book to Film: A Conversation with noted authors Russell Banks and Jay Parini.

Join distinguished American author Russell Banks for a conversation with Jay Parini on the subject of the novel as source material for feature films. Find out how one’s book actually does get made into a film – or not, in many cases. Russell Banks is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Continental Drift” and “Cloudsplitter” and is a winner of the Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Two of his novels, “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Affliction” have been made into widely acclaimed films, with “The Sweet Hereafter” having won the Grand Prix and International Critics Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Jay Parini is a poet, novelist, critic, screenwriter and the Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College. His novel, “The Last Station,” made it to the big screen in 2009 with leads Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. Recorded 8/26/16.

Producer: MCTV