News & Events

June 2009

Silverdocs Honors Maysles

This year’s Silverdocs Film Festival offered DI students an opportunity to catch up with some former mentors at an event honoring renowned filmmaker Al Maysles. The festival honored Maysles, who is widely recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema” and regarded as one of America’s foremost non-fiction filmmakers, at its annual Charles Guggenheim Symposium. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple attended the event to pay tribute to Maysles’ filmmaking career.

DI student Carlos Torres,who spent last summer interning with Kopple’s Cabin Creek Films in New York, welcomed the chance the evening gave him to catch up with Kopple. 2008 DI graduate Michelle Friedline, and former Maysles Film intern, also attended the event. Michelle is one of several students who have interned at Maysles Films and reaped the benefits of learning the craft from one of the industry’s most respected filmmakers.