Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble Union Square -- Based on True Events
Writers who turn true events into films must grapple with how much truth to include or embellish to meet their cinematic ambition. If your source material is based on true events, who is the writer responsible to? From what to dramatize to what to omit, writers and filmmakers face the inevitable question: Where is the line between a great narrative film and the truth of the events. Join Steven Silver, director and screenwriter of The Bang Bang Club; photographer and co-author of The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War Greg Marinovich; Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, directors of Puncture; and Chris Lopata, screenwriter of Puncture, for a conversation about how far over the line writers are allowed to go. Moderated by critic and author John Anderson.
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