A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Damani Baker was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of “25 new faces in independent film”. His career spans multiple documentaries, music videos, and advertisements. Damani has directed over 20 films for museums around the world featuring such notables as President Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan, telling stories rooted in understanding the human story and its connection to place. Baker is also a tenured professor at Sarah Lawrence College where he teaches filmmaking.
Co-Founder of Late Night and Weekends, Alex Vlack has created documentaries, commercials, branded content, books, media installations, and narrative films. He has directed “Raising the Flag” for the New York Times and “Battle Plan Under Fire” for NOVA and created media installations for the Center for Disease Control. He has also worked with Puma, BMW, and Wired, creating content and advertising campaigns. His short film “High Falls” premiered at the Sundance FIlm Festival and won the Best Narrative Short at the Woodstock Film Festival.
01: Still Bill
In 1985, Bill Withers, songwriter of 'Ain't No Sunshine' and 'Lean on Me,’ released his last record, shying from the limelight and shifting focus from fame to family. Now, years later, he shares his experiences and explains why he chose to leave his legacy not in his music but in his family.