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5:30pm -- Director and actor Jason Bateman (Bad Words) Moderated by Nigel Smith
6:00pm -- A Conversation with Female Directors: Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship), Megan Griffiths (Lucky Them), Dana Rotberg (White Lies) and Judy Kibinge (Something Necessary) Moderated by Melissa Silverstein
- Jason Bateman
- Jason Bateman was born in Rye, New
York. His numerous acting credits
include the television series Arrested
Development (03) and the films Juno
(07), Up in the Air (09), both of which
screened at the Festival, State of Play
(09), and Horrible Bosses (11). Bad
Words (13) is his directorial debut.
- Liza Johnson
- Liza Johnson holds a Masters in visual
art from the University of California,
San Diego and has had her artwork
exhibited in such galleries as MoMA
and the National Gallery of Art. Her
directorial credits include the short
films Giftwrap (98), Falling (04), Desert
Motel (05), In The Air (09), and the
documentary short South of Ten (06).
Her features include Return (11) and
Hateship Loveship (13).
- Megan Griffiths
- Megan Griffiths was born in Athens,
Ohio and received her MFA in film
from Ohio University. She has written
and directed the short films Moving
(08), and Eros (09), and the features
First Aid for Choking (03), The Off
Hours (11), and Eden (12), which
received the Audience Award and the
Emergent Narrative Female Director
Award at SWSW. Lucky Them (13) is
her latest film.
- Dana Rotberg
- Dana Rotberg was born in
Mexico City and graduated from
Mexico's Centro de Capacitación
Cinematográfica. She has won
numerous awards for her films,
including Best Documentary from
the Mexican Film Academy for
Elvira Luz Cruz, pena máxima (85)
and the NHK Filmmaker's Award at
Sundance for Otilia Rauda (01). Her
other features include Intimacy (91),
Angel of Fire (92), and White Lies (13).
- Judy Kibinge
- Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi and
studied at Manchester Polytechnic.
She is the founder of DOCUBOX,
a documentary film fund for East
Africa. She has directed the features
Dangerous Affair (02), Project Daddy
(04), and Something Necessary (13).