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'Film Revolt: They Called Themselves Newsreel' A Workshop with the Director

Event Details

September 25, 2019
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S404 (Film Studies Screening Room)

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Prof. Jonathan Skolnik

The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies presents a workshop, rough-cut film screening, and discussion with director James June Schneider: Film Revolt: They Called Themselves Newsreel (France/USA, 2020. Directed by Ivora Cusack and James June Schneider, 90 min.)

The 1960s film-making collective The Newsreel created a groundbreaking, progressive cinema, advocating for peace and social justice. This feature length documentary project is an in-depth portrait of the group's inspiring work which in three years produced over sixty films and a virtual catalog of 1960's counter-culture covering subjects ranging from the Black Panthers to early Women's Rights groups. Co-director James June Schneider will present and discuss the work-in-progress and the vital importance of revisiting Newsreel's legacy today. 

James June Schneider’s films include Blue is Beautiful (1997); Jean Epstein, Young Oceans of Cinema (2011); and La banda que buscó el sonido debajo (2012). His most recent film, Punk the Capital. Building a Sound Movement (2019) will screen at Northampton’s Academy of Music at 7pm on 9/25/19.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Communications. For information, please contact Prof. Jonathan Skolnik


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.