David Weissman


Producer & Director of the Critically Acclaimed Documentary "We Were Here"

What's gonna make this story work is the depth and the emotional resonance of people's personal histories rather than breadth of subject matter.

David Weissman is the producer/director of the critically acclaimed documentary "We Were Here", currently in theatrical release in the US. Previously he produced, and co-directed (with Bill Weber) "The Cockettes" which received the LA Film Critics Award for Best Documentary of 2002. Weissman is also the co-founder of QDoc, The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, one of only two festivals in the world devoted exclusively to LGBT documentaries.



Wednesday, October 12

CIW Talk: Film

Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak. Regardless of the subject each of our featured filmmakers chose to... read more
Speakers: David Weissman, Jigar Mehta, Justin Dillon, Ricardo Williams, Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews, Zak Piper, Fisher Stevens
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 North State Street

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