Editing Masterclass and One-off Screening with Aaron Wickenden

Wednesday 3 June, 2015

AARON WICKENDEN EDITING MASTERCLASS

We are delighted to welcome one of the most exciting editors working in documentary today, for a special masterclass at the Bertha DocHouse screen.

Aaron Wickenden, A.C.E. is an Emmy nominated editor whose critically acclaimed work includes the Oscar nominated film Finding Vivian Maier, The Interrupters and Almost There which he co-directed.

Recently he was recruited by Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and Grammy-winning author and filmmaker Robert Gordon (Respect Yourself) to edit their film Best of Enemies, which had its world premiere in competition at Sundance 2015. 

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After the masterclass, we'll be showing Wickenden’s latest film Almost There, followed by a Q&A with co-directors Wickenden and Dan Rybicky. (Click here for full details)

5.00pm: Masterclass

6.30pm: Break

8.30pm: Almost There + directors Q&A

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ALMOST THERE + Directors Q&A

Dir: Dan Rybicky & Aaron Wickenden 
United States  / 2014  / 93mins 

Filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden stumbled onto the art of Peter Anton in Whiting, Indiana. The old man sat at a broken table, trying to convince people to let him draw a portrait of them, eventually he showed them several books full of his art, which impressed and intrigued them.

Later, they find him living in deplorable conditions, with a severe hoarding problem, bad health, and a lack of funds. Over time they form a friendship as they film him, leading to an exhibit for Anton at Intuit, a centre for unknown artists in Chicago.

However the attention causes a reporter to uncover a shocking story in Anton's past. Feeling angry and betrayed, the filmmakers and gallery struggle with whether to proceed. Almost There explores the boundaries between artistic expression, elder care and documentary responsibility. It's a tale of forgiveness and regret that exposes the dark side of a creative mind.

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