FOUR DIED TRYING
Producer Libby Handros began her career over twenty-five years ago at THE PRESS & THE PUBLIC PROJECT, joining the team that produced the ground-breaking Inside Story, the first regularly scheduled examination of the American press ever to appear on television. That nationally broadcast series aired weekly on PBS for five years and won every major television journalism award. Handros has gone on to develop and produce over one hundred hours of prime-time programming on a wide array of subjects— public policy, news, sports, history, international affairs, education, and the movies. Her latest film with Kirby, CAPE SPIN: AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE, played theatrically from Lincoln Center to The Brattle and was dubbed “Rollicking” by The Phoenix and “Sober, lighthearted, even wacky” by the Associated Press.
John Kirby‘s feature debut was THE AMERICAN RULING CLASS, a “dramatic-documentary-musical” starring Lewis Lapham. That film played in theaters and won prizes in festivals all over the world. It was dubbed “Astonishing” by The London Observer, “Divine madness” by The Montreal Mirror, it “K.O.’d” Studs Terkel, and was hailed by luminaries from Bill Moyers to Peter Wintonick, who called it “the most cinematically subversive film to come along this decade.” John has directed, edited and consulted on dozens of documentaries and non-fiction series. He Co-Directed CAPE SPIN: AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE. His editorial credits include the Emmy-winning THUG LIFE IN D.C. and GLADIATOR DAYS: ANATOMY OF A PRISON MURDER, a long-playing cult classic, both for HBO. In addition, he writes essays and songs, the latter of which have been performed at BAM Cafe and the Barclay's Center among other venues.