Get your ticket to a conversation between Robert Greene (Bisbee ’17) and Joe Bini (editor of twenty-seven Werner Herzog films), two expert nonfiction filmmakers.
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We’ve just released a very limited number of tickets for this weekend’s livestream convo between Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine, Bisbee ‘17) and Joe Bini (editor of twenty-seven Werner Herzog films).
The masterclass takes place over Zoom on Sunday, August 29th, at 3pm ET.
The masterclass is part of the ongoing 2021 Creative Nonfiction Workshop, a two-month celebration of boundary-pushing documentary filmmaking. Creative nonfiction films are more than mere information dumps; instead, these films are as much about how they’re about their subject as what they’re about, exploring the meaning of terms like ‘truth’ and ‘reality’.
Greene and Bini will partake in a 90-minute discussion about their careers as nonfiction editors and directors, working with low budgets, and the therapeutic powers of personal cinema. The last third of the discussion will be dedicated to audience questions.
About Robert Greene
Robert Greene has made several acclaimed documentaries that blur the line between fiction and fiction. He gained broader critical attention with Actress (2014), and went on to make including Kate Plays Christine (2016) and Bisbee ‘17 (2018), all films that play with performativity and reenactments in order to get at the truth.
Greene has also worked as an editor for other film directors, including fiction directors such as Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, Her Smell).
About Joe Bini
Joe Bini has made twenty-seven films as an editor with Werner Herzog (E.g., Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams), which established him as one of the leading nonfiction editors of his generation. He has also worked with many other filmmakers, including in fiction, such as Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey (2016).
Bini has recently moved on to directing film and live performance himself. After collaborating with filmmaker Sam Green on the ‘live documentary’ A Thousand Thoughts (2018), Bini is currently working on Little Ethiopia, an ongoing project co-created with his wife, Maya Daisy Hawke. Little Ethiopia is also a ‘live documentary’ in which Bini and Hawke share and discuss short films each of them made about their relationship.
How can I attend the livestream?
If you are a 2021 Creative Nonfiction Workshop ticket holder, you already have access to the masterclass.
However, we’re currently selling a small allotment of one-off tickets to this masterclass. With one of these tickets, you will get access to the Zoom call on Sunday, although you won’t get the other benefits of being a workshop ticket holder (access to the films, a free ebook, access to a recording of the masterclass after the fact, etc).
If you are a student or a low income person and you want to attend the masterclass, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can accommodate you. We have a small allotment of free tickets available for these purposes.
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