RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival hosts German-born film producer Jan Harlan for its fourth instalment.
Harlan, mostly known as an executive producer for Stanley Kubrick classics such as The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, as well as the Steven Spielberg – Kubrick collaboration A.I. Artificial Intelligence, gives three Master classes at the upcoming festival, which has renewed its relationship with the Market Theatre as a hosting venue for the next three years.
Harlan’s classes explore different facets of the filmmaking process, namely; It’s All in the Writing: Making a film with a limited budget The SHORT – The Calling Card, and Music as a Scripting Tool – A Possible Pillar for a Film’s Structure.
Born in Karlushe, Germany in 1937, Harlan and Kubrick’s working relationship began with his involvement in the unmade Kubrick film, Napoleon, for which he did research for in 1968. In 1975, Harlan, the son of two opera singers, went on to executive produce Barry Lyndon, a landmark period piece based on the 1844 William Makepeace Thackeray novel: The Luck of Barry Lyndon.
Venue: Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
Cost: R75 – R550