Athenæum members are invited to the first Providence appearance of Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, the creators and producers of the hit podcast Crimetown. Praised as “an ambitious, anthropological epic”, the series interweaves interviews and historical recordings to bring notorious stories of the expansive web of Rhode Island organized crime to life. Marc and Zac will play clips, outtakes, and tell behind-the-scenes stories as they look back on their favorite moments from the Crimetown season. Join us for an intimate evening of conversation to discuss this breakout series, the art of storytelling, and the wiseguys we all met along the way.
We anticipate that spots will fill up quickly, so register now to reserve your seat!
Sponsored by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
Member-exclusive free event. Registration is required.
Marc Smerling is a film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. He was nominated for an Oscar for the documentary Capturing the Friedmans in 2003, and produced both Catfish (the documentary) and CatfishTV (the series, now in its sixth season). He wrote the movie All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, and produced, co-wrote and shot the Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths Of Robert Durst.
Zac Stuart-Pontier is a journalist and filmmaker. He was the editor, co-producer and writer of the Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. He also edited the feature films Martha Marcy May Marlene, Catfish (the documentary) and Bleed for This.