Obit w/Intro and Q&A

95 minutesPG

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Director Vanessa Gould, producer Caitlin Mae Burke and New York Times writer and film subject Margalit Fox join us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A.

Vanessa Gould

Vanessa Gould is a filmmaker, editor, and camera operator working in Brooklyn. From 2012 to 2013, she produced and shot for Showtime's Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. Her Peabody Award–winning film Between the Folds (09) screened at more than 45 international film festivals and was recognized with numerous audience and jury awards. She was a featured presenter at the EG 2010 conference in Monterey, California, and serves on the jury for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, as well as on several festival juries.

Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox was named one of the six best writers in the 165-year history of The New York Times by the Poynter Institute in 2016. She joined The New York Times obituaries department as a staff writer in 2004 and was previously a staff editor at The Times Book Review. Originally trained as a cellist, she holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in linguistics from Stony Brook University and a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is the author of Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind (07) and The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code (13), which was selected by The Times Book Review as one of the hundred best books of the year and received the 2014 William Saroyan Prize for International Writing. Fox lives in Manhattan.

Caitlin Mae Burke

Caitlin Mae Burke is an Emmy-winning producer of documentary and dramatic films and non-fiction television. Her producing credits include: We Could Be King (14), which received a 2015 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary; Sex and Broadcasting (14); Approaching the Elephant (14), which won the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award at CIFF 2014; and NUTS! (16), which received a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Burke has produced and directed television and web series for YouTube, ESPN, TLC, OWN, Discovery ID, Sundance Channel, CNBC, Destination America, and Discovery Health. She lives in Brooklyn.