The Moth: Stories from Behind the Scenes of Nonfiction Film

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

The Moth, a ten-year-old New York–based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the art of storytelling, sponsors shows that have been called "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" (The Wall Street Journal). Featuring old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes, each show is cast with five raconteurs who share unscripted tales from their wildly divergent lives. This evening's participants include filmmakers—Beate Arnestad (My Daughter the Terrorist), Tony Hendra (This Is Spinal Tap), Ellie Lee (Repetition Compulsion), Jehane Noujaim (Control Room), and Gini Reticker (Pray the Devil Back to Hell)—relating behind-the-scenes stories of documentary filmmaking. Organized by Sally Berger and Pegi Vail, anthropologist/filmmaker. For more information, visit www.themoth.org.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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