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Master Class with Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

1455 North Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles CA 90028

Join us for a special Master Class that will examine the career of the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, whose creative approach to the verite aesthetic continues to define their 19+ years of filmmaking. Heidi and Rachel will guide the class through their evolution as directors, from their early Emmy Nominated film The Boys of Baraka to their newest Oscar-shortlisted Netflix original film, One of Us. Heidi and Rachel will usher the class through a chronological presentation of clips from their filmmaking catalogue that will also includes such brilliant, genre-defying films as Jesus Camp, 12th and Delaware, Detropia, and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. This is an opportunity for Southern California filmmakers and documentary enthusiasts to get up close and personal with Heidi and Rachel’s method of filmmaking in an informative, intimate, and interactive session at Netflix. Built into the Master Class will be a generous amount of time for Q&A, which will be interspersed throughout the class.

This class is ideal for:

  • Doc makers of all types seeking to expand the narrative possibilities in their work.

  • Documentary enthusiasts who want to develop a deeper understanding of the various evolutions of documentary form and style.

  • Film students and recent film school graduates who want to supplement their education with hands-on advice from a veteran, acclaimed filmmakers.

  • Debunking the myth that cinema verite is simply capturing moments on the fly with subjects and privileged access; the filmmakers will speak about their process, aesthetic choices and film structure.