Artists' Television Access

Rough Cuts:

American Maverick – The Life and Times of Pete McCloskey

Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:30 pm, $6


Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month by The LAB. Each evening one rough cut of a feature-length documentary will be screened, followed by a moderated conversation about the film led by guests who are either accomplished filmmakers or established film professionals.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, September 15 at noon.

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American Maverick – The Life and Times of Pete McCloskey
Produced and Directed by Rob Caughlan

At a time when the word “maverick” is increasingly heard this political season, it might be worth considering the life of Pete McCloskey—environmental crusader, politician, marine veteran, gadfly. As a presidential candidate, he led the charge to impeach President Nixon—before Watergate. As a Republican congressman, he co-founded the first Earth Day and co-authored the Endangered Species Act. And at age 78, he came out of retirement to wage one more unexpected, brave campaign. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman, American Maverick – The Life and Times of Pete McCloskey offers an unexpected portrait of a true American character.

Moderators – Michael Wilson and Natalie Zimmerman

Michael Wilson and Natalie Zimmerman recently formed Social Satisfaction Media and made their first feature-length documentary, “Silhouette City,” which premiered at the Miami International Film Festival. Wilson and Zimmerman’s other projects have included performance new media, installation and photography, and they have exhibited/performed at festival, museums, galleries and art centers throughout the world. They are currently artists in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

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