.DocLands Honors Dawn Porter

Documentary film festival presents filmmaker’s ‘The Lady Bird Diaires’

Critically acclaimed director Dawn Porter will be honored during the 2023 DocLands Documentary Film Festival, for her commitment to exploring controversial issues and inspiring conversations about her varying subjects.

Known for her timely commentary on numerous subjects with social and political relevance, Porter joins us for a conversation, where she will delve into her craft as a documentarian, focusing on the original and insightful perspective she brings to each of her films. 

Through her lens, she gives us a glimpse into the life and times and the importance of some of the remarkable American artists, politicians, humanitarians, and social justice activists of our times. 

Included with the Honors conversation is a screening of her most recent documentary, The Lady Bird Diaries

A groundbreaking all-archival documentary film about Lady Bird Johnson, one of the most influential and least understood First Ladies, the feature film looks at the 123 hours of personal and revealing audio diaries that Lady Bird recorded during her husband’s administration.

The film reveals Lady Bird as an astute observer of character and culture and a savvy political strategist. It recasts her crucial role in LBJ’s presidency and brings viewers behind the scenes of one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in modern American history.

The screening and reception commence at 6:30 pm, Thursday, MAY 11 at The Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street San Rafael. Tickets are $16.50 (film only) to $35 (with discounts for CAFilm members) and are available online here.


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