ONE DAY ONLY EVENT – SAT, JUNE 11 at 4:30 PM
presented in collaboration with the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
Post-Show Q & A w/ director Nathan Fitch and local artist Marshall Hopkins
In “Drawing Life,” directed by Nathan Fitch, the New Yorker’s George Booth looks back on fifty years of work — including the only cartoon to be published in the issue following 9/11.
Nathan was working on this film during his 2019 Saltonstall residency, and they’ve invited him back to Ithaca for this one-night-only event. Joining Nathan for a post-screening conversation will be local artist and former assistant cartoon editor at the New Yorker, Marshall Hopkins. And of course we’ll save time for questions!
Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit both Cinemapolis and Saltonstall.
Ten dollars is a suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
ABOUT THE PANEL:
NATHAN FITCH is a filmmaker and visual journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. He’s currently completing his feature length documentary, ISLAND SOLDIER Nathan is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective; his award-winning work has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME magazine, NPR, and The National Film Board of Canada, to name a few. He holds an MFA in documentary storytelling from Hunter college, where he was the recipient of the prestigious James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Nathan served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia, and has an enduring fondness for Breadfruit.
MARSHALL HOPKINS recently joined the Cornell University Press as a graphic designer after six years as the production director and designer at the Ithaca Times. Marshall is a RISD painting grad with an understated sense of humor and a practical streak: he likes to solve problems and support teams. He’s worked as an artist apprentice and a gold-leaf gilder in Sarasota, FL, an assistant cartoon editor at The New Yorker magazine with Bob Mankoff, a production artist in NYC, background animator for the Emmy-nominated Pale Force with Paul Noth and Jim Gaffigan, and as a popular adjunct professor of design at two local colleges.