Screening: Documentary Now
screening: documentary now!
Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers star in Documentary Now! This hilarious IFC mockumentary series has been winning rave reviews since its launch. Join us for a special episode screening, followed by an up-close conversation with Co-Creator Rhys Thomas. The director of scores of Saturday Night Live videos (Documentary Now! had its genesis in Thomas’s SNL mockumentary, “History of Punk”) shares the inside story on the funniest stuff and people on TV.
Students and faculty are free with proper ID. Seats are limited. RSVP today!
rhys thomas director / co-creator
Rhys Thomas is a director/producer best known for his work on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Born in Wales and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Rhys joined the SNL film unit in 2004 as a production assistant under longtime SNL film director/producer James Signorelli. He became Signorelli’s line producer in 2006 and began directing for the show in 2010. In 2011, he took over the role of Film Producer. In his time as film director at SNL, Rhys has helmed over 100 SNL shorts, as well as the title sequence for SNL’s 40thAnniversary Season.
Rhys’s debut feature STATEN ISLAND SUMMER, starring Ashley Greene, Kate Walsh, and Jim Gaffigan and written by Colin Jost, was released on VOD this June. Lorne Michaels produced for Paramount.
moderator: christie marchese founder & ceo, Picture motion
Christie Marchese is the founder and CEO of Picture Motion, the leading marketing and advocacy firm for issue-driven films. Picture Motion has run grassroots campaigns for over 35 films including Fed Up, Bully, Food Chains and American Promise. Prior to founding Picture Motion, Christie led digital strategy on the social action team at Participant Media, working on Waiting for “Superman,” The Cove and Food Inc. among others. Christie also ran digital partnerships for “Declare Yourself”, and spent time at Human Rights Watch and the International Rescue Committee. Christie speaks worldwide on using connective technology and storytelling to promote social change.