Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Master class with filmmaker Frederick Wiseman


Toronto, Sept. 6, 2011
Kevin McMahon, Gemini award-winning Canadian filmmaker and Artistic Director of Primitive Entertainment, will take part in an In Conversation session with Frederick Wiseman, one of today’s greatest living documentary filmmakers. The master class, organized by Doc Toronto Master’s Series, will be held Sept 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue).

Prolific and world-renowned American filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has created some of the most affecting and renowned observational documentaries of the past 40 years, such as HIGH SCHOOL, TITICUT FOLLIES, LAW AND ORDER, NEAR DEATH, LA DANSE - LE BALLET DE L'OPERA DE PARIS and BOXING GYM, among many others. Wiseman will discuss the process, philosophy, and challenges of an astonishing career.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of this,” said McMahon. “Frederick has been a huge influence on my career and for so many generations of filmmakers. It’s such an honour, and I hope the audience will find this discussion as engaging and insightful as I will.”

Wiseman will be in Toronto for the premiere of his latest film, CRAZY HORSE at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets for the master class are $40 DOC members, $60 non-members, $51 LIFT & WIFT members and $25 students. To register: http://frederickwiseman.eventbrite.com/.

Kevin McMahon has written and directed 17 films for Primitive Entertainment, eight of them feature-length. He also provides creative guidance for the development and production of the company’s other film and television projects. With an abiding interest in our relationship with nature, technology and the Canadian landscape, McMahon has made films about Niagara Falls, nuclear weapons, cod fishing, the Great Lakes, the rebirth of the Haida and Inuit First Nations and the seer Marshall McLuhan. McMahon’s films have won many awards and been generously received by critics. The Canadian Film Institute and Hot Docs have both held retrospectives of McMahon’s work.

Primitive Entertainment is a leading producer of documentary feature films, factual entertainment and digital media. Working with a diverse range of international and domestic partners, programs from Primitive Entertainment are known for their integrity and high production values.  Primitive recently
won a Gemini for Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Doc Program or Series for their highly acclaimed TV program, National Parks Project. Visit www.primitive.net/


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