Films announced for the Jan/Feb 2008 6 week class

The Edit Center is pleased to announce the class projects for the upcoming January/February 2008 six-week course. The first film will be Sorry, Thanks, starring Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused, Waking Life), and Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha). Sorry, Thanks is a film about real relationships-ambiguous, underwhelming, incidental-and the people who change us...then exit just as quickly. It is directed by Dia Sokol who was the in-house producer for acclaimed director Errol Morris for four years (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line) and has worked as a producer for Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). The second film will be Garbage Dreams, a feature documentary that celebrates the richness, strength and vitality of Egypt's community of indigenous garbage collectors, known as the Zaballeen or “garbage people.” Garbage Dreams is directed by Mai Iskander. Iskander has worked with legendary Academy-Award Nominee Albert Maysles on the documentary Profiles of a Peacemaker and Academy-Award Nominee Edet Belzberg on her documentary The Unofficial Man. She has also worked on dozens of features such as Men in Black and As Good as It Gets.