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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
Contact:
Prof. Jonathan Skolnik
413-545-4245

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 jskolnik@german.umass.edu

Directions:

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