Saturday, November 19, 2016
at The Columbia Collective
810 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
10 AM – 4 PM
Acclaimed independent documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington is also a rock ‘n’ roll musician and has been since her years as a member of Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.
In recent years, she’s combined her love of music with her passion for storytelling to make two award-winning music docs: Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly (Grammy nominee, 2003) and more recently, The Winding Stream – The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music.
Due to major changes in the film industry making these documentaries has not been a walk in the park. They’ve required an almost obsessive commitment to complete, an attachment that Harrington sometimes likens to addiction. Not necessarily a healthy occupation.
With this in mind, she is offering a day-long seminar to discuss documentary filmmaking in the present day, using her film The Winding Stream and its recent critical success as a case study. She’ll discuss the mechanics of filmmaking including music and archival image clearance, as well as financing, festival submissions, theatrical screenings, and educational and digital distribution.
If you’re making a film or thinking about making a film, this has your name on it.