Special Screenings
Traveling Festival


Robert Capa: In Love and War
(85 minutes) USA
Director: Anne Makepeace
Producer: Susan Lacy


Robert Capa, the world's preeminent documentarian of 20th century war, photographed five epic conflicts on three different continents. A handsome, dashing figure, Capa was also a life-long pacifist who wore military uniforms, rode in tanks, jumped out of planes, dodged bullets, and marched in the front lines. His images have affected the lives of those who may not even know his name. As John Steinbeck once said, "he could photograph thought…and capture worlds." With the full participation of his brother Cornell, access to IPC and Magnum, this is the first film devoted entirely to Robert Capa's mythic life. Told with the help of his vast legacy of photographs and writings, it is a testament to great art and to historical horror.


Anne Makepeace has been writing, producing, and directing independent films for fifteen years. Her film Baby, It’s You premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Makepeace also wrote, produced, and directed Moonchild, broadcast on ZDF, Channel 4 in England, ABC Australia, and on HBO, Bravo, and PBS; Night Driving, broadcast on Showtime Networks, Inc., Wildest Dreams for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and Whistle in the Wind, broadcast on Thames Television, NHK Japan, and the USA Network. Makepeace’s awards include five CINE Golden Eagles, two Gold Hugos, a Gold Award from the Houston International Film Festival, two Western Heritage Wrangler Awards–Best Documentary Screenplay and Best Dramatic Feature Screenplay–from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and many more. Makepeace film Coming to Light, Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians had world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2000. The film has won many awards including Best Documentary at Telluride MountainFilm Festival and at the Houston WorldFest. Anne’s recent film Robert Capa: In Love and War was also screened at Sundance Film Festival and is part of the American Masters series.

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