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Screening: Hamilton's America

screening: hamilton's america

Monday, October 24, 2016 6:30 to 9:00 pm

St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court Streets), Brooklyn Heights

Hamilton’s America takes you into “the room where it happened,” the creation of the hottest show on Broadway. Watch on the big screen this PBS Great Performances documentary that follows creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind the Tony Award winning musical. Hamilton's America features interviews with the amazing talent behind the show, as well as scenes from Hamilton, and never-before-scene footage. After the screening, hear from the documentary team who captured this groundbreaking journey. RSVP

Bryant Fisher, Director of Photography, Hamilton's America, PBS

Bryant Fisher is an emerging cinematographer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY who graduated from the acclaimed Pratt Institute. His roots began in documentary filmmaking as an intern at RadicalMedia which has developed into a 14 year working relationship. Bryant toured the world with Magician David Blaine and also filmed talents Ed Norton, Mark Ruffalo, and Wes Anderson. He has shot documentaries for TV and Web including American Idol: American Dream, Qualcomm: Invent-Off, XQ: The Super School Project, as well as commercials and branded content for numerous clients such as Colgate, MasterCard, and Samsung. Hamilton's America is proudly Bryant's first feature documentary film. 

Alex Horwitz, Director, Hamilton's America, PBS

Alex Horwitz is a director, writer, editor, and producer with experience on films large and small.  He directed and produced Hamilton’s America, a feature documentary that explores America’s founding while following Lin-Manuel Miranda through the creation of his pop culture sensation, Hamilton.  Alex wrote and directed a short film starring Blue Man Group for their 25th Anniversary.  His earlier work, Alice Jacobs is Dead, won Best Horror Film at the San Diego Comic Con before garnering awards all over the festival circuit.  Alex edited and directed second unit on The Legend of Hallowdega, a short by renowned filmmaker, Terry Gilliam.  He also cut the acclaimed feature documentary, Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger, for Academy Award-nominated documentarian, Joe Berlinger.  Alex’s other credits as an editor include Iconoclasts and Oprah’s Master Class.  He graduated from Wesleyan University, after which he worked as an assistant for director Julie Taymor before moving onto production jobs on the Spider-Man and Bourne franchises, as well as Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light.  He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Brett Mason, Editor, Hamilton's America, PBS

Brett Mason graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. Having edited his own thesis film on Final Cut Pro, he found himself uniquely situated to take advantage of the video editing revolution that was taking place at the time. Working with RadicalMedia since 2003, he has worked on everything from commercials to feature films. His clients have included such brands as Apple, Nike, Sprint, State Farm, IBM, Cadillac, Bon Jovi, as well as content for channels such as ESPN, Sundance Channel, Spike, Nat Geo, MTV, ABC, HBO and Netflix. Over his 16 years as an editor he has worked on projects for award winning filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam, Robert Altman, Bennett Miller, Derek Cianfrance, Joe Berlinger, Morgan Neville and Nathaniel Kahn. With a love of storytelling and being a filmmaker in his own right, Brett is always looking for a new passion project to pour himself into. He lives in Manhattan with his family.

Nicole Pusateri, Producer, Hamilton's America, PBS

Nicole Pusateri is an Emmy-winning producer with over a decade of experience delivering high-end, compelling documentary film, television, and web series. At RadicalMedia, Pusateri has produced content for clients including MTV, PBS, Netflix, Showtime, Sundance Channel, USA, American Express, AOL and IBM.

In addition to the feature documentary Hamilton’s America, Pusateri produced both seasons of the Emmy-winning AOL Originals web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, directed by and starring Steve Buscemi.  Other credits include: a short documentary film featuring the band Arcade Fire, directed by legendary filmmaker, Terry Gilliam; In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams for PBS’ Great Performances; the Netflix documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence; Amex UNSTAGED, a live concert and web film series featuring major recording artists, including Kings of Leon, Tim McGraw and Ellie Goulding, and directed by Fred Armisen, Bennett Miller and Scarlett Johansson; One Show-, Clio- and Cannes Lion-winning documentary series, IBM: What is Watson?; and the Showtime feature documentary Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

moderator: rebecca mead, staff writer, the new yorker

Rebecca Mead was born in England and educated at Oxford and NYU. She is the author of two books, "One Perfect Day: the Selling of the American Wedding" (2007) and "My Life in Middlemarch" (2014), a New York Times bestseller. Since 1997 she has been a staff writer at the New Yorker, where she has written more than a hundred Talk of the Town stories, and has profiled many subjects, among them Lena Dunham, Oskar Eustis, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jennifer Weiner, Andrew Breitbart, Santiago Calatrava, and Shaquille O'Neal. Her profile of Lin-Manuel Miranda, "All About the Hamiltons," appeared in the New Yorker on February 9 2015, shortly before "Hamilton" opened off Broadway at the Public Theater.