Skidmore Graduate, turned Emmy Award-winning Producer, to present new HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett
SARATOGA SPRINGS-Becoming Warren Buffett is a co-production of HBO and Kunhardt Films; directed by Peter Kunhardt; produced by Skidmore College graduate, Teddy Kunhardt (’08) and George Kunhardt.
With a net worth of more than $60 billion, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. Now 86 years old, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fourth-largest public company in the world.
But more surprising than his humble lifestyle and self-effacing personality are Buffett’s moral integrity and unique mind, which drove him not only to become the most successful businessman in the world, but also an unparalleled philanthropist.
With unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, Becoming Warren Buffett tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world.
The definitive documentary on Buffett, this candid portrait sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way Americans view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy. Told primarily in Buffett’s own words, the film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.
Kunhardt Films was founded in 1987 by Peter Kunhardt and is now run with his two sons Teddy and George. Their past films include Emmy award-winning Jim: The James Foley Story (HBO, 2016), which was just nominated for an Academy Award in Music (original song); Emmy-nominated Living with Lincoln (HBO, 2015); and Emmy-nominated Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO, 2011).
Screening of Documentary: Becoming Warren Buffett, recently aired on HBO and produced by Skidmore graduate, Teddy Kunhardt (’08).
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Producer Teddy Kunhardt. The documentary was recently featured on CNN.
Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
Somers Room – Tang Teaching Museum
The screening is free and open to the public.