“Documentary Now!” Deconstructed

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Stranger than Fiction Spring 2016 Opening Night! Q&A with directors Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono!

IFC’s original series Documentary Now! pays tribute to iconic documentaries and the varying styles of film making used to create them. But there’s a catch: Documentary Now! is a comedy. Much more than a parody series, the show balances comedy with the true artistry of documentary film making. Created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, and starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is a loving send-up of a well-known documentary.

Join EP/Director/Writer Rhys Thomas and EP/Director Alex Buono for a screening of two of their favorite episodes of Documentary Now! along with clips from the films that inspired the episodes. Hear how they struck the delicate balance between authenticity and hilarity to create a unique series unlike anything else on TV.

The Opening Night presentation of “Documentary Now! Deconstructed” is available only to STF spring season pass holders; no individual tickets will be sold to this event.  Purchase a season pass by clicking here.

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.