EXCHANGE with Bob Hercules

Sunday, Aug 21, 2022

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join The Art Center Highland Park as we welcome Bob Hercules, Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker, for a discussion about his work. The program will include excerpts from his films, “Mikva: Democracy is a Verb” and “Stoney Does Houston.”

Bob Hercules is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose work has been seen widely on PBS, BBC, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, and in film festivals around the world. His film, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (co-directed by Rita Coburn), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win 19 awards on three continents and a Peabody Award. The film was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and aired on both PBS’ American Masters and BBC’s Storyville series. In 2021 Hercules directed Mikva! Democracy is a Verb (a film about the legendary Congressman & Judge, Abner Mikva. The film aired on PBS.  Hercules also made a film focusing on the intense creative process of choreographer Bill T. Jones entitled A Good Man (co-directed by Gordon Quinn). A Good Man aired on PBS’ American Masters and played at many international film festivals including IDFA, Silverdocs, Full Frame, and DOXA. Hercules also directed Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance. The film, narrated by Mandy Patinkin, premiered at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center and aired on PBS’ American Masters.

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The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL, 60035

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