On Friday, Feb. 17, HBO Documentary Films generously sponsored a superb opening night for Big Sky. Matthew Akers' new film, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present - recent winner of the Berlin International Film Festival's Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary 2012 - played to huge crowds at the Wilma.
Following the screening, BSDFF Film Festival Director Mike Steinberg hosted a Q&A with the film's director, Matthew Akers.
Intrigued audience members posed questions and learned about the process of making the acclaimed documentary.
Following the screening, filmmakers and festival pass holders attended an intimate HBO Kickoff Party at The Loft, enjoying delicious food, drink, and music by Burlesco.
Festival attendees mingled with filmmakers and discussed the night's spectacular opening film.
The opening night festivities proved to be an excellent kickoff to ten days of amazing documentary films at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival!
Photos by BSDFF Promo Team member Dan Doran. Click here for more photos from BSDFF opening night.