Scott Hamilton Kennedy directed music videos, commercials and promos before moving into documentary. His debut documentary, O.T.: our town, tells the underdog story of the staging of the first play in twenty years at Dominguez High in Compton, California, and their attempt to produce Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. OT screened and won awards at some of the top festivals in the world and was shortlisted for an Oscar® nomination. His film The Garden was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The Garden tells the story of the South Central Community Garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. Kennedy is currently in postproduction on a documentary titled Fame High, about several students in the Los Angeles High School for the Arts.
- The Garden – Fri Oct 22 | 7:30 PM
- DIY Documentary – Sat Oct 23 | 9 AM
- Capturing the Identity of Place – Sat Oct 23 | 4 PM