The past decade has seen an explosion of the use of animation as a storytelling device in documentary films. Think locally connected movies like “Searching for Sugar Man” and Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine,” or award-winning hits like “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” Several 2018 Freep Film Festival documentaries also use animation to propel their stories.
In this panel discussion at Nora Modern, we’ll talk with filmmakers and artists about using an inherently contrived form to get at larger truths. The panel will be moderated by Free Press editorial cartoonist Mike Thompson and include:
Jenny Feterovich: Producer of “The Russian Five.”
Brian Kaufman: Director-editor of “12th and Clairmount.”
Jeffrey Springer: Director of “Rodents of Unusual Size.”
Taylor Stanton: Director of the stop-motion animated short “The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley.”
Natasha Best: Multi-media artist, director and editor known for experimental approach is co-owner of production company Gold House Media and adjunct faculty at the College for Creative Studies.
4 p.m. Sat., April 14, Nora Modern, Detroit. Free event.