John Huston Lecture on Documentary Film

Tony Huston

The Academy’s John Huston Lecture on Documentary Film provides an opportunity for established documentarians to discuss their work and the field of documentary filmmaking in general. The lecture is named in honor of the director, screenwriter and actor whose 14 Academy Award nominations in the three disciplines included wins for directing and writing of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.”

More on John Huston’s Documentary Work

Huston’s documentary work during service in the Army Signal Corps in World War II produced three unique portraits: “Report From the Aleutians” (1943), “The Battle of San Pietro” (1944, withheld from release until 1945) and “Let There Be Light” (1946, suppressed from public release until 1980).

John Huston Lectures

  • The Rise of Non-fiction Movies, 2011
    With Amir Bar-Lev, Davis Guggenheim, Lourdes Portillo, Ricki Stern, Molly Thompson; moderated by R.J. Cutler
  • John Huston’s Suppressed Documentaries, 2008
    With Tony Huston, Dr. Betsy McLane, Richard Robbins, and Dr. Charles Wolfe
  • Albert Maysles, 2007
  • Documentaries of Dissent, Pt. II, 2006
    With Kirby Dick, Kathleen Glynn, Robert Greenwald, Jehane Noujaim and Morgan Spurlock, moderated by Kenneth Turan
  • Spotlighting Re-enactments, 2005
    With Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Werner Herzog, Ross McElwee, Stacy Peralta and Judy Richardson, moderated by Penelope Spheeris
  • “Documentaries of Dissent,” 2004
    With Peter Davis, Rob Epstein, Penelope Spheeris and Barbara Trent, moderated by Kenneth Turan
John Huston

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