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Industry Arts
Occupation Filmmakers
Location New York, NY
Introduction D A PENNEBAKER and CHRIS HEGEDUS form one of the most respected and unique teams of documentary filmmakers working today. Known for their unintrusive, cinema verite style of filmmaking, they follow their subjects using handheld cameras and available light with minimal interruption. The result is a candid portrait of a real-life drama in which the characters determine the action.

Pennebaker and Hegedus' films have earned numerous awards, including the D.W. Griffith Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award nomination for THE WAR ROOM. ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY, co-directed with Nick Doob, received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. STARTUP.COM won Hegedus the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. Their films have been perennially screened at theaters and festivals across the globe.

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Favorite Movies Dont Look Back, Monterey Pop, The War Room, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Depeche Mode 101,, Town Bloody Hall, Al Franken: God Spoke, Only the Strong Survive, Moon Over Broadway, Down from the Mountain, The Energy War, Opening in Moscow, Daybreak Express, Shake! Otis at Monterey, Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You, Jimi Plays Monterey, Victoria Williams: Happy Come Home, Breaking it up at the Museum, Rockaby, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Elliott Carter at Buffalo, Sweet Toronto (Keep on Rockin'), Jerry Lee Lewis, 1 PM, Little Richard, Bessie: A Portrait of Bessie Schonberg, Jingle Bells, Suzanne Vega, Alice Cooper, Campaign Manager, Un Film Comme Les Autres, Happy Mother's Day, Hickory Hill, Chiefs, Baby, Comin' Home, Dance Black America, Company: Original Cast Album, DeLorean, Lambert & Co., Krapp's Last Tape, Rainforest, Two American Audiences, You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You, Anatomy of Cindy Fink, Keine Zeit, Queen of Apollo