650.2 – Masterclass with Filmmaker Christopher Münch: “‘Speculative History’ – Fiction Filmmaking Inspired by History”
Christopher Munch is a producer-writer-director whose films include The 11th Green, (2020, starring Campbell Scott) a speculative history about a journalist exploring the legend of Eisenhower’s involvement in extraterrestrial events, Letters from the Big Man (2011, starring Lily Rabe), in which a forester has a life-altering encounter with a mystic Sasquatch; Harry and Max (2004), about two brothers -- both pop idols; The Sleepy Time Gal (2001, starring Jacqueline Bisset), about a dying mother’s search for a daughter put up for adoption at birth; Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996, starring Michael Stipe), about a young man’s quixotic quest to save short-line railroad in the 1940s; and The Hours and Times (1992, starring Ian Hart), based on the friendship of Brian Epstein and John Lennon, a lauded work that received jury prizes at Sundance and Berlin. Munch’s films have played in competition at Sundance as well as at numerous other major international festivals. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the IFP’s Someone to Watch Award, and was featured in two Whitney Biennial exhibitions.
Synchronous Classtime: 4-7 pm