charles guggenheim symposium – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA

Directed by Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Lee Grant, DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA chronicles poverty in America, from struggling farmhands to unemployed urban workers to the newly homeless. AFI DOCS honored Grant at this year’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium, which celebrates the legacy of Charles Guggenheim by recognizing a contemporary filmmaker with a profound respect…

AFI DOCS Will Honor Laura Poitras

AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Laura Poitras — the groundbreaking filmmaker behind RISK (2016) and the Academy Award®-winning Edward Snowden portrait CITIZENFOUR (2014) — as the festival’s 2017 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.
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