Sunday Meeting: A Discussion with Marc Levin

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

with Marc Levin
Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen presides

Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. In his 35 years in the business, he has won three Emmys, four duPont-Columbia awards, the Peabody Award, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, among others. Highlights include: Slam (1998), his runaway festival hit; Brick City, a docu-series about the city of Newark following Mayor Cory Booker; and Chicagoland, an 8-hour docu-series for CNN and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, which premiered to great critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2014 IDA award for Best Limited Series.

His most recent projects include directing Class Divide, the third in a series of HBO documentaries exploring how global economic forces have impacted the lives of everyday people; Rikers, produced with executive editor Bill Moyers, is the first film to focus exclusively on the men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island, which premiered at DOC NYC 2016 and will have a national run on PBS this Spring; and the Animal Planet series Ocean Warriors, executive produced alongside Robert Redford and Paul Allen. The series follows activists, journalists and scientists working to fight poachers and organized crime in oceans across the globe. This year, his projects include I Am Evidence, a feature doc Executive Produced by Levin and Mariska Hargitay on the rape kit backlog crisis; the worldwide distribution of his Emmy-nominated film FREEWAY: Crack in the System; and For Love of Baltimore, a feature doc executive produced by Levin and directed by Sonja Sohn on Baltimore in the year after Freddie Gray’s death. One of his more explosive projects coming this Spring to the USA network will be his six-hour docuseries Inside the FBI: New York, with executive producer Dick Wolf.