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MAY 11-17

Filmmaker/Film Critic Robert Greene to attend LRFF2013


We are excited to welcome our friend, writer, critic and filmmaker Robert Greene back to the LRFF this year.

At LRFF2013 Greene will present a program on the Making of the Oscar Nominated and 2012LRFF Grand Prize winning, Beasts of the Southern Wild. The program will include two short films made by New Orleans filmmaker Bill Ross (LRFF2012).

Greene will also host a panel on the increasing convergence of style and concepts used in Narrative and Documentary filmmaking. A trio of filmmakers pushing traditional boundaries will ask the question among others: “Does the word Documentary mean anything anymore?”

Finally, Greene will present his 2011 film Fake it so Real. FAKE IT SO REAL dives head-first into the world of independent pro wrestling. Filmed over a single week leading up to a big show, the film follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina, exploring what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South.

Robert Greene’s most recent film, FAKE IT SO REAL, was named one of the 15 best films of 2012 by The New Yorker and one of the best documentaries of the year by Roger Ebert. His previous documentary, KATI WITH AN I, was nominated for a Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You” in 2010 and was released in April 2011 to great reviews. Robert has produced and edited over a dozen award-winning documentaries and is currently directing his 4th film. He has also contributed writings on documentary film to Filmmaker Magazine, the website Hammer to Nail and the Indiewire blog Press Play.