Festival Year: 2018

John Maggio

Roles: Director

Filmmaker John Maggio has spent over a decade making documentaries hailed for their social impact and exceptional craft. His most recent film, The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee for HBO was nominated for 2018 Producers Guild Award for best documentary feature. His work includes films for FRONTLINE (College Inc., Growing up Online) and American Experience (Bonnie and Clyde, The Boy in the Bubble, Kinsey). Maggio’s films have been honored with the National Emmy Award and Writers Guild Award, multiple nominations for News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and have premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Into The Amazon, a two-hour exploration of Theodore Roosevelt’s fateful 1914 trip down an uncharted river in Brazil, recently opened the 30th season of American Experience. He’s currently at work on a feature doc about the Korean War.

Festival Year: 2018


Into the Amazon

(US, 2017, 100min)