“Saving Brinton” Filmmaker, John Richard, to speak at ICCA’s Celebration of the Arts

By November 6, 2018 No Comments

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ICCA’s Annual Meeting, Celebration of the Arts, will feature keynote speaker John Richard, an independent documentary filmmaker, video producer and photographer living in Iowa City, Iowa. He works on a variety of projects for clients including The Guardian, LA Times, New York Times, BBC around the world and has a background in photojournalism. Richard’s work combines a strong visual sense with intimacy and humor. His short films have won top prizes at festivals including the Nordic International Film Festival, Chicago International REEL Shorts Films Fest, Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and Iowa City Documentary Film Festival.

John Richard, filmmaker, “Saving Brinton”

For his keynote address at Celebration Of The Arts, he will show clips from the film, Saving Brinton, talk about the project and what it is like to work as a film maker in the region.

Read more about John Richard, and the film’s Academy Award campaign in this IowaNow article.

Lunch buffet catered by Cafe Dodici. Seating is open. If you order 8 tickets, a table will be reserved for your group or organization. Plan to arrive by 11:00 AM, doors open at 11:15 AM, and the program begins promptly at 11:30 AM. Live music will be provided by the University of Iowa School of Music.

ICCA’s Annual Awards will be presented to local outstanding organizations and cultural advocates. The Collaboration Award will recognize outstanding cooperation and programming between ICCA partners. Old Creamery Theatre with Cedar Rapids Community School District, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Coralville Parks and Recreation Department, Starlighters II Theatre, Washington Community Theatre have been nominated for collaborating together on Camp Creamery, a week-long workshop for children ages 7 and up who are interested in getting a hands-on theatre experience.

The Reaching Out Award will recognize outstanding programming between an ICCA partner and non-partner organization. Summer of the Arts with Iowa City Pride have been nominated for collaborating on multiple projects including a sponsored movie screenings, a joint play production, and joint fundraising events. The Old Creamery Theatre and the Iowa Donor Network have been nominated for collaborating on the production of The Tin Woman and organ donor awareness. All partners vote on the Collaboration and Reaching Out awards and the winners will be announced at the luncheon.

The Larry Eckholt Award, sponsored by Think Iowa City, will be presented to Steve Semken. The Peggy Whitworth Award will be presented to Dennis Green. These two annual awards recognize cultural advocates for their commitment to the Corridor’s arts and culture community.

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