IPHF is pleased to present a special double-feature with two new films, Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good, featuring the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee, and artist JR’s short film, One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural.
Purchase tickets for access to stream the films directly from your device from August 20 – August 27, 2020 and then join us on Thursday, August 27th at 12 PM CST for a special audience Q&A with the directors of both films! Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu will speak on her experience as Erwitt’s photo assistant and in the making of the film Silence Sounds Good, and Tasha Van Zandt will discuss her work on One Thousand Stories.
Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good (62 mins) follows legendary Magnum photographer (Recent Developments; Dogs Dogs; Personal Best) as he travels back to Cuba for the first time since his iconic Newsweek photos of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara for a new book and exhibition. Narrated by his photo assistant, the film dives into Erwitt’s extensive photo archives of presidents, popes and everyday people while showcasing Erwitt’s signature wry observations, often likened to “Chaplin movies.” As Elliott enters his ninth decade, his deadpan sense of humor and irrepressible spirit are still sharply in focus. Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu. Written by Mark Monroe (The Cove; Icarus)
One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural (14 mins) Follow artist JR (Faces Places) in the creation of his first video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco. Directed by Tasha Van Zandt (Time magazine’s Emmy-Nominated Guns in America ).
Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. She was born and raised in Barcelona where she studied art history and design. She also studied documentary photography at ICP in New York, where she also worked on her most critically acclaimed work, Life on the Block. Sanfeliu lives between New York and Barcelona. Her first film, Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good, premiered in Arles in July 2019.
Tasha Van Zandt is a globally focused film director, cinematographer, and producer that has traveled on assignment to nearly 75 countries around the world and to every continent while working with clients such as TIME Magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, The Guardian, Google, Adobe, Airbnb and many more. Her work has led her on assignments such as documenting the effects of coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef, traversing the Negev by camel while documenting unrecognized Bedouin communities, and surveying UXOs in Laos. She is the director of the feature-length documentary After Antarctica.