Civil Rights on Film - series in Atlanta

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 18 2009 - 09:25:09 PST

The Film Love series continues in Atlanta this month, with a four-program
series on film and the Civil Rights movement. Filmmakers include H. Lee
Waters, George Stoney, Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, Ed Pincus, Ken Jacobs,
Madeline Anderson, Santiago Alvarez, Eugene and Carole Marner, Nikolai
Ursin, and Shirley Clarke. Information below.


A four-part series of rare films on African-American life, 1941-1968
curated by Andy Ditzler

Download the PDF schedule (300 KB) here:

Program <> 1:
Life, Work, and Segregation in the South
Friday, February 20, 8:00 PM at the Atlanta Cyclorama

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2: Inside the Movement: "Direct Cinema" and Civil Rights
Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM at the Atlanta Cyclorama


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Fierce Urgency of Now
Friday, February 27, 8:00 PM at Eyedrum

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4: "My name is Jason Holliday…"
Saturday, February 28, 8:00 PM at White Hall 205, Emory University

Complete program information at

Government training films, cinéma vérité documentaries, itinerant and
ephemeral films, network news reports, activist film, and the avant-garde:
the explosion of moving image forms in the mid-twentieth century was a prism
through which the complexity of African-American life was shown. New ways of
documentary filmmaking coincided with the spectacular growth of the Civil
Rights movement, documenting the movement with unprecedented intimacy. And
by the late 1960s, image-conscious subcultures and political identities were
foreshadowed in the way documentary began to challenge notions of cinematic
truth. “Civil Rights on Film” captures this movement with a series of rare
and important moving image works, all made between 1941 and 1967.

Co-sponsored by the following Emory University departments: the Studies in
Sexualities Initiative, the James Weldon Johnson Institute, the Department
of Film Studies, and the Office of LGBT Life

CIVIL RIGHTS ON FILM is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides
access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the
rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and
hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best
Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006. Archives
of the series may be found at


Andy Ditzler

Frequent Small Meals

Atlanta, GA


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