Red Mountain Reading Series

January 28, 2021 sdawkins Blog


The Red Mountain Reading Series presents “‘I did it all by myself!’:  A Conversation with Daniel Scheinert” on July 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This livestream workshop will be co-hosted by Kiwi Lanier, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema. Scheinert will discuss the collaborative nature of film, mock the limits of auteur theory, celebrate collaborators who play a role in his work, and brainstorm with audience members about how to find their own collaborators.

An Alabama native, Daniel Scheinert is a writer, director and actor best known for the feature films Swiss Army Man (2016) and The Death of Dick Long (2019), and the music video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” (2014). With Swiss Army Man, Scheinert won the award for Best Directing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and The Death of Dick Long, filmed in Bessemer, Alabama, was named Best Alabama Film at the 2019 Sidewalk Film Festival. Scheinert is also the director of an interactive documentary titled The Gleam, which profiles the long-running newspaper of record for Guntersville, Alabama.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with levels at $0, $10, and $20.
Click here to register online on the Sidewalk website.

Participants will be emailed a Zoom link 30 minutes before the workshop’s start time. Registration closes at 6:30 p.m. central on 7/14/20.

Questions for Scheinert to answer during the workshop can be emailed to Reading Series director Katie Boyer ([email protected]) by July 13. 

This event is co-sponsored by Red Mountain Reading Series and Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, with support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

For questions about Red Mountain Reading Series, contact director Katie Boyer, [email protected] Email registration questions to Kiwi Lanier, [email protected]