Cinema Cafe with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus


Friday, January 29, 11:30 a.m.
Filmmaker Lodge
#CinemaCafe with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
Moderated by Tabitha Jackson

Available via LIVE STREAM at
Visit Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose to view the stream.

Open to all Festival credential holders and general public as space allows.

Strange things are afoot at Cinema Café. Each morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Filmmaker Lodge, Cinema Café invigorates the culture of conversation. Our daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions.

Sometimes the most fascinating are the ones you didn’t expect. Cinema Café guests have included Louis CK, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Roger Corman, Julie Delpy, Nick Hornby, Dave Grohl, Walter Murch, James Marsh, Gaspar Noé, Steve Coogan, Samantha Power, Parker Posey, Ice-T, and many more. So bring your questions and an open mind.

Cinema Café is live-streamed every day of the Festival from the Filmmaker Lodge. We are proud to present several Cinema Café discussions in collaboration with TimesTalks, streaming engaging discussions with Festival filmmakers and The New York Times journalists.

SECTION Cinema Café

COUNTRY Friday, January 29, 11:30 a.m., Filmmaker Lodge, Park City

RUN TIME 60 min

Artist Bio

D A Pennebaker

D A Pennebaker is regarded as one of the pioneers of cinéma vérité filmmaking. In 1959 he joined Drew Associated, where he produced the revolutionary Living Camera series and developed one of the first fully portably 16mm synchronized camera/soundrigs. His classics, Don't Look Back and Monterey Pop, defined the rock-film genre. Pennebaker is the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award.

Chris Hegedus

Chris Hegedus has been directing, shooting, and editing films for four decades. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious DGA Award for Along with D A Pennebaker, she directed the 1992 Academy Award–nominated film The War Room. Her other films include two-time Emmy Award–winning film Elaine Stritch at Liberty, The Energy War, Town Bloody Hall, Moon Over Broadway, Depeche Mode 101, and Kings of Pastry.

Tabitha Jackson

Tabitha Jackson is the director of Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program. With almost 25 years of experience, Jackson is an award-winning commissioning editor, director, and producer of nonfiction work. Prior to joining Sundance, she served as head of arts and performance at Channel 4 Television in London, where she sought to find fresh, innovative ways of storytelling. Jackson executive-produced a number of projects for Film 4, including The Story of Film, The Arbor, and 20,000 Days on Earth.