Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403
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.
Schnitzer Cinema is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, curator of media arts. This film series brings the best of experimental, documentary, and arts-focused films and videos to the JSMA each year. Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part with a grant from the UO Office of Academic Affairs. Programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments also provided!