Tribute to Gail Dolgin
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Last October 2010, the documentary world was devastated to lose fellow documentarian Gail Dolgin. Activist, mother, “sister”, beloved friend, mentor, collaborator and comrade to many, and a deep believer in the power of non-fiction to be as riveting as it is strange. She courageously and artfully battled breast cancer for over a decade, all the while working in collaboration with her filmmaking partner Vincente Franco and/or as a creative consulting producer to many filmmakers in the Bay Area. Best known for her Academy Award nominated film DAUGHTER FROM DANANG (winner of a 2002 Sundance Grand Jury prize), Dolgin’s illustrious career encompassed compassionate socially-conscious docs including SUMMER OF LOVE, CUBA VA and most recently THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement. Co-Directed and Produced with Robin Fryday it had it’s world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival [just three months after Gail passed away] and has gone on to win three “Best Documentary Short” awards.
Join Stranger Than Fiction for a special evening celebrating Gail Dolgin’s lasting legacy, inspired vision, commitment to justice and civil rights and her deep love for the pursuit of a good story. Co-presented with Chicken & Egg Pictures and POV90 Minutes