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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Meet the Filmmaker: Dana Perry

Meet the Filmmaker: Dana Perry
“Boy Interrupted”
 
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Location: NY NATAS, 1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM ~ Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
 
 
*Free to Members!
$15 for those without current membership
 
Boy Interrupted, an HBO Documentary Film, is a clear-eyed look at every parent’s worst nightmare. On the night of October 2, 2005, Evan Scott Perry jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. He was fifteen years old. He left behind his heartbroken parents, filmmakers Dana and Hart Perry, as well as his beloved brothers, Michael and Nicholas, and many young friends. Boy Interrupted is the story of Evan’s struggle with bi-polar illness, his life and death, and the emotional aftermath of his family’s experience. Interviews with family, friends, doctors, teachers and therapists form the narrative spine of the documentary. Evan’s childhood was closely documented by his parents, literally from the moment he was born. These “home-movies,” seemingly so casual and innocuous before his death, provide a visual record of his development over the years and help to create an intimate portrait of this vibrant, troubled young man. This film represents an essential human story: birth, love, loss, grief and the pursuit of redemption. Evan had enormous influence on everyone he touched.
 
Dana Perry has been making documentaries for over fifteen years. Her credits include the documentary series Sex: the Revolution (2008) for Sundance Channel and VH1 (Executive Producer); The Drug Years (2006) for Sundance Channel/VH1; And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004) for VH1 and Making A Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson (1998) for PBS (Producer/Director); and ABC's Motown 40: The Music is Forever (1997) (Producer).
 
Boy Interrupted is Dana’s first documentary for HBO. She is currently producing a film on Monks for HBO Documentary Films.
 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO BUILDING SECURITY. ALL NAMES MUST BE ON GUEST LIST.
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Produced & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher
Speaker

When?

Thu, May 14, 2009
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

Where?

NY NATAS
1375 Broadway between 37th and 38th Streets, 21st floor, Suite 2103
New York, NY 10018