Every great film starts with a great script… except for those that don’t have one.
Throughout the history of filmmaking there have been a few iconoclastic spirits who show up on set without a script and proceed to film a movie, letting the actors improvise their own dialogue and collaborate on the direction of the story. From John Cassavetes to Christopher Guest, we’ll chart their bold experiments in unscripted narrative cinema.
We’re joined by Joe Swanberg, the reigning auteur of improvised filmmaking of the past 20 years. Starting from microbudget roots, the prolific Swanberg (who once made seven features in one year) has gone on to guiding stars like Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, and Olivia Wilde through his raw nerve approach to cinema. We’ll delve into his process and filmmaking techniques, and discover how vicissitude informs verisimilitude.
All attendees are welcomed to enjoy a complimentary reception following the program.
Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association