The story of a family’s complicated love, this hilarious and heart-rending film is an intimate portrait of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s unique mother/daughter relationship and Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 6PM
Location: Diana Event Oval, LL100
Conversation to follow with President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins and director Alexis Bloom
Alexis Bloom, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, produced widely for the National Geographic Channel, and for BBC World in her early career. She has worked in America since 2001, and has produced extensively for PBS Frontline on both investigative pieces and international stories in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, and Asia. Alexis was a producer on the Emmy® Award-winning PBS show “Rx For Survival” (for long-form non-fiction) and was also a producer and director on the NOVA series “This Emotional Life.” In 2014, Alexis was the recipient of the Producer’s Guild of America Award in 2014 for We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a feature documentary for Universal Pictures.
Sheila Nevins is responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, 32 News and Documentary Emmys, and 40 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 23 Academy Awards. Nevins has been honored with several prestigious career achievement awards including, the 2009 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; a 2008 Gotham Awards Tribute; a 2005 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award; and a Personal Peabody in 1999. In 2000, Nevins was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame, and received the Athena Film Festival’s President’s Award in 2015.