Hanna Sawka’s definitive documentary on Dennis Stock, “Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock,” will be screened at Green Kill on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7 PM. $5 at the door or tickets may be reserved at eventbrite.com. Seating limited to 45. BYOB. Hanna Sawka will be present to take questions and she will share a short clip from a project she is currently working on.
About “Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock”
“Beyond Iconic” is a film about Magnum photographer Dennis Stock, who created some of the most famous images in the world. Stock’s photograph of James Dean in Times Square was included in BBC’s 100 Most Famous Photographs. Many photos he made are historic; the Hollywood Golden Era, Jazz greats, the hippie generation and stunning images of landscapes and nature. Stocks’ works are in collections around the world, including the International Center of Photography (NY), the National Gallery (Washington, DC), and the Art Institute of Chicago. Stock passed away in 2010 at the age of 81. “Beyond Iconic” was made during the last three years of his life and it includes interviews, footage from a workshop and hundreds of his brilliant photographs. The film delves into the meaning of photography, life and art. Both a form of art and a way to record reality, photography relates to our existence. In his own words, “It is a marvelous way of saying ‘I’ve been here!’”
“Beyond Iconic” was an audience-selected finalist at the Sao Paolo International Film Festival (Brazil) and it was selected by the DOC NYC, Starz Denver, FilmColumbia, and Hot Springs film festivals. It was in television broadcast in Holland and Australia. Currently, it is distributed by Emphasis Entertainment to the educational market and sold on DVDs wherever DVDs are sold.
About Hanna Maria Sawka
Hanna Maria Sawka is a filmmaker, educator and curator. She graduated cum laude from Smith College and she holds an MFA in Film, Television and Theater Directing from the Polish Film School in Lodz, Poland, which is listed among the top 15 film schools in the world. Her directing career includes awarded short films, directing crime-reenactments for television, and theatrical productions. She also manages the legacy of her late father, the artist Jan Sawka. Currently, she serves as President of Upstate Women in Film and Television. Hanna Maria teaches film studies and practice, most recently teaching film studies courses at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster.