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Breaking Out and Breaking In: Discussion
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:00pm
Studio-X NYC
On Monday, April 30, Breaking Out and Breaking In—our three-month distributed film fest of prison breaks and bank heists, co-sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine and BLDGBLOG—comes to an end. Join us at Studio-X NYC for a panel discussion and open public forum exploring ideas presented by the films, with a focus on the spatial scenarios of real-world crimes.

We've assembled a unique and distinguished panel for the evening with whom we look forward to discussing both real and fictional break outs and heists, from bank tunnels and art forgeries to Manhattan panic rooms: FBI Special Agent Brenda Cotton, Bank Robbery Coordinator for the Bureau's Bank Robbery/Kidnapping/Extortion Squad; Retired FBI Special Agent Thomas McShane, former undercover agent with the Bureau's Art Crime Team and author of Stolen Masterpiece Tracker; Scott Macauley, editor-in-chief of Filmmaker Magazine; Matt Jones, designer and principal of BERG; and Jimmy Stamp, writer and editor at the Yale University School of Architecture, and co-organizer of Yale's 2011 "Fugitive Geographies" conference, exploring the architecture of the getaway, the hideout, and the cover-up.

We'll kick things off at 7pm sharp, and, following a moderated panel discussion, we'll wrap things up with an audience Q&A.

Studio-X NYC
180 Varick Street, suite 1610

Free and Open to Public; no RSVP required