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2014 AFI DOCS Guggenheim Symposium Honoring Alex Gibney
  • Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

The National Archives is pleased to once again host the AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium, which pays tribute to filmmakers who have mastered documentary filmmaking and inspire audiences with exploration of the human experience.

This year’s honoree, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, is one of the most accomplished nonfiction filmmakers working today. His 2007 film Taxi To The Dark Side received an Oscar for Best Feature-Length Documentary, a Best Director nomination from the Directors Guild of America, as well as a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. Gibney received his first Academy Award nomination in 2005 for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which also won the Independent Spirit Award and the WGA Award, and he served as an executive producer on the Academy Award–nominated No End in Sight (2007).

The symposium will feature a series of excerpts from Gibney’s body of work, and he will be joined on stage to discuss his career.

Presented by the AFI DOCS Documentary Film Festival in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film at the National Archives. 

All of the reserved seats for this program have been filled, however if you would like the opportunity to gain entry with a last minute seat-opening, please fill out the form below to be added to the waitlist.

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.