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After Munich
Filmmaker in Attendance September 5th, 1972, the tenth day of the Munich Olympics, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September stormed the Israeli athletes’ quarters. The world watched live on television as eleven hostages were taken and later killed. For the first time, this story will be told through the eyes of four women. They were directly impacted by that day: An athlete, a widow, and two undercover agents. Their fates redirected. Their well-being and views impacted by the trauma. It’s a story of intrigue; secret identities; it’s about love and death; conflict and reconciliation; war and peace. These four women’s lives have been changed forever. But they weren’t the only ones
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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Alternative Facts sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film will expose the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Alternative Facts will also examine the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.
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AMERICAN DHARMA
No stranger to interviewing some of the most controversial figures of our time, Errol Morris trains his lens on Stephen K. Bannon, questioning him closely about his beliefs, current feelings about President Trump, and films that shaped and continue to animate Bannon’s understanding of the world. Morris concludes that whatever one thinks of Bannon, ignoring him is the most dangerous course of action. 
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ATENA/NETS
ATENA/NETS is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah, and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.
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Beyond the Bolex
In the 1920s immigrant inventor Jacques Bolsey aimed to disrupt the early film industry with a motion picture camera for the masses: the iconic Bolex. Over 90 years later, filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey pieces together the fragments of a forgotten family archive to reveal the epic story of her great-grandfather in “Beyond the Bolex.” Interviewing family members and renowned filmmakers, Alyssa travels to Switzerland, and delves into Jacques' personal diary, film reels and collected images in order to understand the man and his impact on generations of filmmakers.
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Blind Birdwatcher
Juan Pablo has been blind since birth but he has become one of the best "birdwatchers" in the world by using his ears, not his eyes. His father encouraged him to play birdsong on the piano as a child and took him to museums to feel their feathers.
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Citizen Blue
James Blue, who grew up in Portland and majored in Theater at the University of Oregon, went on to direct films. One was nominated for an Academy Award and another won the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His landmark Civil Rights documentary, "The March," was admitted into the prestigious National Film Registry. Blue was a pioneering film professor at UCLA, Rice University, and the American Film Institute, where his students included Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Schrader, and Jim Morrison. UO SOJC Professor Daniel Miller will present the world premiere of his documentary on Blue, the unjustly neglected American master, featuring rare clips and images from the James Blue Archive in UO Special Collections and interviews with Blue’s legendary colleagues David MacDougall, George Stevens, Jr., Joan Churchill, Colin Young, and many others.
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Cunnigham 3D
Producer in Attendance Even for those who know little about dance, Merce Cunningham is a recognizable name - an iconic figure in his field. His mid-20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg were central to an era of transformation. Cunningham resisted "avant-garde" or any other label. "I don't describe it. I do it," he once said. Now, with Cunningham, we have a chance to experience what he did. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan assembles the last generation of Cunningham dancers (led by Merce Cunningham Dance Company assistant director of choreography Jennifer Goggans) to present landmark works from the Cunningham repertoire. The film concentrates on the three decades from 1942 to 1972 when Cunningham was making his reputation. Gorgeously shot in 3D, Cunningham brings us closer to these works than any audience has ever been before. Taking an inventive approach with locations, the film places dancers in evocative backdrops such as a tunnel, a high-rise rooftop, and a forest. These current-day performances are interlaced with archival footage of Cunningham speaking and moving. We also hear illuminating interviews with Cage, Rauschenberg, and members of the original Merce Cunningham Dance Company, who endured years of rejection and outrage before they slowly won over audiences. "I never believed that idea that dancing was the greatest of the arts," said Cunningham. "But when it clicks, there's the rub. It becomes memorable. And one can be seduced all over again." Whether you come to Cunningham as a neophyte or an aficionado, you'll leave with a rich experience of his art
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Documentary Short Block
LILY by Adrienne Gruben (Dallas-LA) The Piano Teacher by Ryan W Daniels (Fort Worth) Maria Torres: Neighborhood Artist by Ingrid Price Gary: The Yard Artist by Daniel Montoya Shirly and Me _Barbara Hammer A Film Crew Censors Itself by Bently Brown (Denver, Dallas) Blind Birdwatcher 1:52by Morten Andersen (Chile) Dyketactics by Barbara Hammer Him by Daniel Montoya (Dallas) Mr. Zoot Suit by Chan'Cellore Makanjuola (San Antonio)
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Ernie & Joe
Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment -- one 911 call at a time. In the process, they are redefining policing and its mandate to keep people safe, while transforming the ways in which law enforcement across the U.S. can approach and help those who suffer from mental illness.
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Evening with Chuck Workman
Chuck Workman's theatrical short, "Precious Images," made for the Directors Guild of America, won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and has become the most widely shown short in film history. It was recently selected as a landmark film for preservation by the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Workman wrote, directed and produced several documentaries, including "Superstar," a theatrical documentary on artist Andy Warhol which appeared at the Berlin Festival, London Film Festival, and several other festivals. Workman's history of the motion picture, "The First 100 Years," appeared on HBO, and received a Cable ACE Award. He produced and directed "The Source," a documentary film on the Beat Generation, with performance sequences starring John Turturro, Dennis Hopper, and Johnny Depp. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His documentary "Visionaries," on experimental film, was at the Tribeca Festival in 2010. He has just completed a feature-length film essay "What Is Cinema?," which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, and is currently directing a documentary on Orson Welles, called "The Magician." Workman is the writer and director of an independent dramatic film, "A House on a Hill," starring Phillip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, and Henry Rollins. "The Money," his first dramatic feature, was at the Deauville Festival, and several other festivals. Workman created short films and openings for twenty Academy Awards presentations and two Emmy Award shows, was nominated for an Emmy for Directorial Achievement for his work on the Oscar show, and has been nominated nine times for editing on the Oscar show. He also created short films for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, UCLA, the Reagan Library, the Motion Picture Association of America, Disneyworld, Eastman Kodak, Turner, and many other organizations and companies. Workman's short film, "Words," was produced for the Writers Guild and was at several festivals, including New York and Denver, where it was awarded Best Short. His short, "A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin," appeared at the Cannes Festival in 2002 and several festivals in 2003. His video work has been featured in London's Museum of the Moving Image, New York's American Museum of the Moving Image, and the Oakland Museum of Art. Workman was also a leading maker of film trailers and promos. He created trailers for "Star Wars," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "American Graffiti," "Paris, Texas" and other major films, He also created main titles and special sequences for movies and TV series, and directed numerous television commercials, receiving three CLIO awards. Chuck Workman is a former President of the International Documentary Association, was a Commissioner of the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and is a member of the Grants Committee of the Motion Picture Academy. He was recently a visiting artist for the U.S. State Department, showing films and speaking in many countries. He has lectured at 30 universities and media arts centers and is currently a Distinguished Artist and Coordinator of the Film Program at Purchase College in New York.
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A Film Crew Censors Itself
While cinema was legalized in Saudi Arabia this year, film crews are still subject to "moral laws" governing "mixed-gender" work environments. Nestled away on a private beach film set, a film crew must still censor its behind-the-scenes footage.
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