09:30-11:00 Wednesday 22.03, Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS is having a banner year with the release of a new TV series The 1619 Project (2023), on the Black American experience; his first fiction feature Cassandro (2023), in which Gael Garcia Bernal portrays the true story of the eponymous openly gay Lucha Libre wrestler; and a new feature documentary playing at CPH:DOX, Love to Love You, Donna Summer (2023), that’s an intimate profile of the singer, co-directed with her daughter Brooklyn Sudano. Williams will discuss how he navigated the different creative and logistic demands of these projects.

Roger Ross Williams

Filmmaker, USA

“Every film is Personal.” Award-wining director, producer and writer, Roger Ross Williams is the first African American director to win an Academy Award, with his short film Music by Prudence (2010). Williams’ award-winning work pushes the boundaries of culture and film. In 2021 Williams was named an Indiewire Influencer for “changing the face of documentary film.”