Friday, June 9th

Admission To All Screenings Is Free

Second Wave Verité: The Cinema of Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker

Award-winning documentarians Pennebaker and Hegedus have played a crucial role revitalizing the cinema verité tradition in the digital era. Our selection of their recent documentaries spans twenty-five years of filmmaking from a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign for president (The War Room) to Unlocking the Cage, their animal rights feature that was first shown in 2016 but will be screened in a newly updated version. The filmmakers will be present to discuss their films over the long weekend.

7:00 PM – Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven (Jehane Noujaim, Chris Hegedus, 2001) – 108min


Picking up where today’s headlines leave off, examines the current troubled state of the Internet revolution, in which inflated ideals and dreams of instant wealth have been supplanted by harsh economic realities and broken promises. Graced with sensitive storytelling and a dynamic, intimate cinéma-vérité style, the film also manages to personalize this crisis with intensely private views of the people involved.

Q&A with DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus follows screening