Friday, January 19, 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor

Whether it be a beloved novel, a work of nonfiction, or even a story from somebody’s life, the adaptation from original source material to a feature film is a huge undertaking, with many creative decisions lying in the hands of the adaptor. Learn how Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (Wildlife), Debra Granik (Leave No Trace), and Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here), with moderator Eugene Hernandez (deputy director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; co-publisher, Film Comment magazine), approach this process and how they’ve transformed an original work into a new creative piece. Check for up-to-date information.


Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan
Lynne Ramsay
Debra Granik
Eugene Hernandez
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