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How Access Can Shape Story in Documentary Filmmaking: A work-in-progress screening and discussion about Pearl of the Peninsula

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What happens when you lose access to certain characters, institutions or events?

Sometimes a change in access inspires you to pivot to a new structure and helps you create a film you never imagined.

Jennifer Grausman (Director/Producer) and Julie Gaynin (Editor) share material from their work-in-progress documentary short, Pearl of The Peninsula and discuss how the pandemic and certain types of lost access have helped to shape the film both in production and in the edit.  

The documentary follows 67-year-old private investigator Leigh Hearon who explores the criminal underbelly of a small town outside Seattle that’s been transformed by the loss of manufacturing jobs and the invasion of meth and opiates.  In the foggy evergreen forests of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, the film will play out like an existential detective story as Hearon unearths the soul of this American town and finds meaning in her work at the twilight of her career.

The talk is open to the public.

Pearl of the Peninsula is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. 

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Meeting ID: 779 1868 7762
Passcode: rfEwT3

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