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Informant by Jamie Meltzer - Film Screening

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Free and open to the public


a documentary film by Jamie Meltzer

The Department of Art & Art History
Film and Media Studies Program

A special sneak-preview screening of the acclaimed documentary by Stanford’s Jamie Meltzer (Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History)

April 9th 7:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Q&A to follow

Vilified by some and venerated by others as the FBI informant largely responsible for the imprisonment of two young men following the 2008 Republican National Convention, Brandon Darby was once a charismatic activist mythologized by the American Left for his daredevil aid work in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Informant meticulously constructs a portrait of his life—before and after the death threats—through intimate interviews with Darby and all the major players, as well as tense reenactments (featuring Darby playing himself.)
"An absorbing puzzle with the potential to intrigue viewers all along the political spectrum.” - Variety

"A kind of 'Fog of War" for the age of Occupy." - Indiewire

WINNER, Grand Jury Prize/Best Documentary at:
DOC NYC, Austin Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, and Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Best Editing Award at the Salem Film Fest

Total Running Time: 80 minutes

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