Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation Directed
Barbara Kopple USA / 2015 / 92 minutes
Followed by a conversation between director Barbara Kopple and The Nation's Editor and Publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel
Moderated by Robin Bronk of the Creative Coalition
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Katrina vanden Heuvel, Barbara Kopple
When a renowned filmmaker makes a film about a renowned magazine, the outcome is sure to be captivating. Barbara Kopple is well known to Woodstock, and around the globe, for such break-through films as Harlan County USA, Woodstock My Generation, Shut Up and Sing, Running from Crazy, and more. Her latest, Hot Type; 150 Years of The Nation, is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. With editor Katrina vanden Heuvel (who will be in attendance) at the helm, as well as an impressive array of brilliant and passionate writers, the film takes us on a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, Hot Type captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of "The Nation" - and the nation - evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past.
BIO: Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films and documentaries. Recent projects include the Emmy-Nominated documentary Running from Crazy, which examines the personal journey of writer, model and actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater understanding of her complex family history.
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