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Wednesday, January 23 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Something to Talk About: Post-Screening Discussions

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Art houses seek to educate their patrons in a wide variety of informal ways, and none is more ubiquitous than the post-screening discussion. Most, if not all, of our organizations have them, but could they be more engaging? More diverse? Better suited to our audiences and goals? This session features educators and programmers who offer some fresh perspectives on this art house staple. Topics include strategies for tailoring discussions for different audiences, the value of specially trained facilitators, and rethinking the film-discussion relationship.

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Andrew Douglas

Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Andrew became the first director of education at Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI), a non-profit cinema arts center near Philadelphia, in July 2005. Since then, he has developed the organization’s educational offerings, which now include programs for school groups and various community... Read More →

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Rebecca Fons

Development and Programming Director (The Iowa Theater); Programming Director (FilmScene), The Iowa Theater; FilmScene
I served as the Education Director at the Chicago International Film Festival for nine years and now work full-time the Programming Director at FilmScene in Iowa City, Iowa and as the Development and Programming Director for The Iowa Theater, in Winterset, Iowa (my hometown).
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Cara Ogburn

Programming & Education Director, Milwaukee Film
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Joanne Parsont

Director of Education, California Film Institute
I have spent the last two decades plus working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) in film education, media literacy, film festivals, children/family and documentary programming, and youth media. Nothing makes me happier than a theater full of kids engaging with filmmakers... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Davos Zermatt Conference Center