In exploring the lives of a wide array of musicians, artists, writers, and cultural figures, filmmaker Morgan Neville has brought a remarkable artfulness, complexity, and compassion to the biographical documentary form. His distinctive body of work includes Shotgun Freeway; The Cool School; Beauty Is Embarrassing; Best of Enemies, the Academy Award-winning look at background singers 20 Feet from Stardom; this summer’s documentary blockbuster Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a layered, moving portrait of Fred Rogers; and the forthcoming They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, chronicling Orson Welles’ decades-long struggle to complete his final film.
But if you ask him what ties his work together, the answer is culture: a belief in the value of examining the complexities of our cultural identity. More specifically, he frequently examines the overlooked cultural identity of Los Angeles, something that has long fascinated this native Angeleno.
Join cultural documentarian Morgan Neville for a look at his films, creative process, and influences as well as a glimpse at material pulled from his personal “LA Collection” of books, ephemera and footage he’s gathered in making films about Los Angeles.
LFLA Members are invited to enjoy an exclusive reception following the program.
Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association