Film Series

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Spring 2015 Films

LET THE FIRE BURN

Film screening and discussion with director Jason Osder

Friday, February 6 at 7:00 pm
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, UAlbany Downtown Campus

This multiple award-winning documentary presents a history of the tragic conflict between the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, in the mid-1980s.

Jason Osder teaches documentary filmmaking at the George Washington University. He is also coauthor of the filmmaking guide, Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook (2007).

NIGHT CATCHES US

Film screening and discussion with director and screenwriter Tanya Hamilton and producer Ron Simons

Friday, February 13 at 7:00 pm
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, UAlbany Downtown Campus

A finalist for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, NIGHT CATCHES US is a powerful evocation of the American inner city in 1976. A former Black Panther returns to his old Philadelphia neighborhood, where he confronts the unresolved problems of his past.

Tanya Hamilton, director and screenwriter, is a former Fellow at the Sundance Screenwriter and Filmmaker Lab, and was honored for Outstanding Achievement By a Woman in the Film Industry by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists in 2010.

Ron Simons, producer of Night Catches Us, is also a three-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Best Musical, 2014), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Best Play, 2013) and Porgy & Bess (Best Revival, 2012).


Past Films:

Kinyarwanda
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Day, Night, Day, Night
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Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

The Central Park Five

Once Were Warriors

The Garden

The Exterminating Angel

The Grapes of Wrath

Sweet Dreams

1984

The Conversation

1971: The Film