2015 Bar Talks
Bar Talk presented by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
Ray Pride returns to host four 90-minute sessions, in which audiences will join in spirited, wide-ranging conversations about the rapid evolution of filmmaking in the modern media landscape, the exciting revolution seen through emerging voices, and how the bold and risk-taking films chosen by the festivalâ€™s programmers reflects the best and most promising trends crowding the horizon.
Thursday, May 14, 5pm
CINEMA DELIRIUM: The Making Of â€œA Ruined Heartâ€
Ray and Khavn de la Cruz will discuss his opening night film, Filipino filmmaking, working with cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and his own prolific output in film, music and poetry.
Friday May 15, 5pm
TRUE FICTION: Narrative Filmmaking
Guest filmmakers will join Ben Sachs, film critic and Chicago Reader contributing writer, the Chicago Reader; Northwestern Assistant Professor and director of â€œBite Radiusâ€ Spencer Parsons; Jennifer Reeder, â€œBlood Below The Skinâ€; Jerzy Rose, â€œEn Plein Airâ€.
Saturday May 16
NOON. THE NAKED TRUTH: Documentary Filmmaking
Guest filmmakers will join Kartemquin Films producer Maggie Bowman (Al-Jazeera Americaâ€™s â€œHard Earnedâ€); Ruth Leitman (â€œLipstick & Dynamite,â€ â€œHard Earnedâ€); Dan Rybicky (co-director, 2015â€™s â€œAlmost Thereâ€); Bill Siegel, co-director of the Oscar-nominated â€œThe Weather Undergroundâ€ and â€œThe Trials of Muhammad Aliâ€; artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman (â€œHacked Circuit,â€ CUFF 2015) and documentary filmmaker Deborah Tolchinsky, director of Northwesternâ€™s MFA in Documentary Media program.
Sunday May 17, NOON
LOCAL OPTION: Making Films In Chicago
Guest filmmakers will join installation artist and filmmaker Melika Bass (â€œWaking Things,â€ â€œThe Latest Sun Is Sinking Fastâ€); Nicole Bernardi-Reis, IFP/Chicago President and producer â€œAlgren,â€ â€œRadical Grace,â€; Stephen Cone, educator-actor-director â€œThe Wise Kids,â€ â€œHenry Gambleâ€™s Birthday Partyâ€; and Jennifer Reeder (see TRUE FICTION).
The longest-running movie reviewer in Chicago, moderator Ray Pride is film critic of Newcity, a longtime contributing editor of IFP-published Filmmaker magazine, news editor of Movie City News and a photographer. Find links to his work at raypri.de