Join the Wisconsin Reflections audience as we turn our own cameras on director Errol Morris, famous for probing the fascinating lives of regular -- and not-so-regular -- people. Taping takes place on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wisconsin Public Television studios, 2nd floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.
Since receiving his BA in history in 1969, Morris has earned a reputation as one of America's leading filmmakers. With nine documentary features (including the current film Tabloid) and over 1000 commercials to his credit, his subjects have ranged from physicist Stephen Hawking and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to prison execution technician Fred Leuchter and pet cemetery operator Floyd McClure. He has received nearly every top award in his field, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation and MacArthur Foundation. A regular contributor to the New York Times, his award-winning blog on issues in photography has led to an upcoming book entitled "The Cow is Thinking Nothing: Reflections on Photography, Perception and Reality" (to be published next year). His visit to campus, in conjunction with the retrospective "Elusive Truths" series, is a marquee event in the Year of the Arts.
The time commitment for this taping will be roughly 90 minutes, including a question-and-answer period.
If you would like to be a part of the audience, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the show, go to http://wisconsinreflections.wisc.edu/.