On Tuesday, July 19, “InsideTrack with Stephen J. Friedman” returns to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Pace’s New York City Campus. The evening kicks-off with a preview screening of the new documentary, Rebirth, a feature-length film that combines time-lapse photography of the World Trade Center Site with the intimate stories of five people coping with grief post-9/11. Filming has taken place for the past nine years, with 14 cameras in and around the site recording a frame of film every five minutes, 24 hours a day. The documentary, which the filmmakers describe as an “experience and a unique historical record and resource: a living testament to honor 9/11, and its victims and heroes,” makes its debut in theaters this August and will premiere on Showtime on the 10th commemoration of the events of 9/11.
After the screening, President Friedman will be joined by special guest Jim Whitaker, founder and director of Rebirth, to discuss the making of the film. Whitaker is the chairman of Whitaker Entertainment, which is based at Walt Disney Pictures. He began his career at Imagine Entertainment as an intern and ultimately rose to the position of President of Motion Picture Production in 2004. He has executive produced such films as Changeling, American Gangster, Cinderella Man, Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile, and Curious George. Whitaker is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Pace University at Commencement this past May.
InsideTrack with President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussions on topics that affect us all. For more information, please visit www.pace.edu/rebirth.