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Film Night: National Geographic's "PHOTOGRAPHER"

An exclusive screening of "PHOTOGRAPHER" episode "Krystle Wright: Heart Explosions"


About the Event

Join us for a Member-exclusive screening to premiere the latest episode of National Geographic’s new series PHOTOGRAPHER.

From Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, PHOTOGRAPHER takes us on a journey alongside the world’s most extraordinary visual storytellers. Their stories paired with today’s leading documentary filmmakers makes for an exhilarating and dynamic international adventure.

Following the premiere of episode Krystle Wright: Heart Explosions, there will be a conversation with the episode’s director, Kristi Jacobson, producer Elena Gaby, and documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer, Yoruba Richen.

Kristi Jacobson is the director of award-winning films Solitary, A Place at the Table, and Toots. Solitary took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Documentary as well as Independent Spirit’s Truer Than Fiction Award. A Place at the Table premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before its release by Magnolia Pictures in over 25 cities, earning an IDA Pare Lorentz Award. Toots was named one of the National Board of Review's Top 5 Documentaries and a New York Times' Critic's Pick.

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on outlets like Netflix, MSNBC, Hulu, HBO, and PBS. Her most recent film, The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks, earned a Peabody Award, and is currently streaming on Peacock. Other recent works include Emmy-nominated films American Reckoning, How It Feels to Be Free, The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show, and Green Book: Guide to Freedom. Yoruba is a past Guggenheim and Fulbright fellow and won the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access. She was a Sundance Producers Fellow and Women’s Fellow, and is a recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker’s Award. She also founded Promise Land Films, which focuses on producing nuanced, compelling documentary films that illuminate issues of race, space, and power.

Krystle Wright: Heart Explosions is currently streaming on Disney+/Hulu and will premiere on National Geographic's channel on April 1.

Photo Credit: Krystle Wright