Posted by sfindie May 14, 2019 124 views

Framing John Delorean and the Non-Fiction Vanguard Award

Sat June 1, 7p, Roxie Theater

This year we are stoked to honor the documentary filmmaking team of Don Argott and Sheena Joyce with our Non-Fiction Vanguard Award.  Blending an approach that embraces both art and entertainment, they have made films on subjects as diverse as rock bands, nuclear power, the legal theft of priceless art collections and who really created Batman.  They have become one of the trendsetters in the ongoing documentary renaissance that has taken place in the early 21st century.

The duo’s newest film, Framing John Delorean, explores the renegade visionary (or ultimate con man) who revolutionized the automobile industry and whose car nowadays is mainly associated with the film, Back to the Future.  In addition to insights via interviews, Alec Baldwin plays John Delorean in re-enactments of key scenes in his life, adding to a deep portrait of a brilliant innovator whose Midas touch ultimately disappeared.

SF DocFest prides itself in recognizing those unconventional, creative risk-taking filmmakers that are redefining the nonfiction cinematic form and are someone to watch.  Please join us Saturday, June 1st at 7pm at the Roxie for a screening of Framing John Delorean and moderated discussion with the filmmakers, followed by a reception around the corner at 518 Valencia Street.