The 25-year-old filmmaker Andrew Jenks
was raised in New York, has lived in Belgium, founded a film festival when he was 16 and hired James Earl Jones when he was still a teenager. His father, assistant secretary general for the United Nations Bruce Jenks, might have helped with certain opportunities, and Jenks has already established himself as an award-winning documentary director. This February, MTV premiered his show World of Jenks
, in which Jenks moves in for one week with people from all walks of life—a homeless man, a rapper, an NFL cheerleader—and documents his experiences with them. He speaks on Wednesday, April 6, at the SSU Cooperage. 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $5–$15. 707.664.2832.