Past Event

Storytelling Superheroes: A MacArthur-Hosted Discussion at South by Southwest Interactive

March 13, 2015

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You are invited to a MacArthur-hosted discussion and reception at South by Southwest Interactive on March 13 in Austin.

Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD
Reception to follow at Iron Cactus
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
606 Trinity Street, Austin, TX  
Note: SXSW festival pass required for admission.

Compelling storytelling builds powerful and lasting connections with audiences. Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, both 2014 MacArthur Fellows, explore meaningful storytelling across diverse and emerging platforms. Their work stretches the conventions of documentary forms through explorations of contemporary subjects and characters. Joining them is Maria Hinojosa, a broadcast journalist who has long practiced multimedia storytelling. Through multi-layered works all three investigate social, psychological, and emotional dimensions of transformational events, weaving sophisticated narratives of words and images. Panelists will discuss their unique perspectives and methods for producing an authentic story. Come away with new insight into the power of story.

Related Content

A Conversation with Elaine Pagels, Early MacArthur Fellowship Recipient thumbnail

A Conversation with Elaine Pagels, Early MacArthur Fellowship Recipient

Elaine Pagels was a 38-year-old assistant professor at Barnard College when she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981, the first year of the program. Pagels is a historian of religion, with a focus on the origins ...