Detroit native Thom Powers, host of the indispensable Pure Nonfiction podcast and celebrated documentary programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival, will bring a stellar lineup of documentary filmmakers to the stage of the DFT for a one-night-only, live event, never to be repeated. Filmmakers Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Miss Sharon Jones!), Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself), Nelson George (A Ballerina’s Tale), Chris Hegedus (The War Room), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Shannon Cason (Homemade Stories podcast) will share clips and behind the scenes stories of their favorite documentaries, and discuss the challenges and joys of non-fiction cinema with the audience. Co-presented by the Freep Film Festival.
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