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Sacco and Vanzetti

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NYS Writers Institute,Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 p.m. Film screening with commentary by director Peter Miller and film editor Amy Linton| Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Downtown Campus [Note early start time]

Directed by Peter Miller (United States, 2006, 80 minutes, color)

This documentary, winner of the American Historical Association’s best film award, tells the story of two Italian politically radical immigrants charged with the 1920 robbery of a Massachusetts shoe factory and the murder of two of its employees. As it recounts their trials, public protests, and appeals on their behalf the film offers insights into present-day issues of civil liberties and immigrant rights. Ken Burns called it “A wonderful film, as timeless as the struggle for human justice, as relevant as today’s headlines.”

Peter MillerPeter Miller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films include the theatrically-released A.K.A. DOC POMUS, JEWS AND BASEBALL, and SACCO AND VANZETTI. He has directed numerousdocumentaries for PBS and has been a producer for documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novak includingTHE WAR and JAZZ, and the Peabody Award-winning FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

Amy LintonAmy Linton has edited numerous award-winning films including Julie Dash’s DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, a Sundance winner that was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. She has worked on dozens of documentaries, feature films, and music videos in her 25-year career.

 

Sponsored in conjunction with UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice’s Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: Crime, Justice, and Public Memory Film Series

For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst