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Marvel Men: The Directors Behind the Avengers: Infinity War Phenomenon

Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo discuss their experiences in transporting the adventures of a whole galaxy of iconic Marvel superheroes from the page to the screen in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
O Brothers: How Mark and Jay Duplass Conquered Hollywood

Mark and Jay Duplass are writers, directors, producers, and actors who’ve turned collaboration into a family affair. They made their moviemaking debut with a breakthrough short they produced on a $3 budget. Their next feature film provoked a distribution-rights bidding war at the Sundance Festival! Hear them describe their remarkable journey from the suburbs of New Orleans to success in Hollywood.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
What Is It about This Is Us?

This Is Us is a TV show about a complex, relatable family that has been more than holding its own in an entertainment landscape overflowing with content choices. Learn how a show devoid of flashy characters and outlandish storylines–and that makes us cry sometimes–has become something of a cultural phenomenon.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Designing the World of Hamilton

David Korin’s name may not be on the marquee, but his role in Hamilton is a major—and highly visible—one. The production designer for the show that has become a cultural phenomenon discusses the meticulous research, collaboration, and sheer hard work that went into creating and building every detail of the setting against which the musical plays out.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.