Emmy Award cinematographer Tom Hurwitz ASC will introduce the pioneer American social documentary films of his father Leo Hurwitz with a screening of STRANGE VICTORY (1948).
Steely resolve marks the pioneer American social documentary films produced by Leo Hurwitz between 1930 and 1990. His son Tom, himself an award-winning ASC cameraman whose own film CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS (2020) premieres at DOCNY on Nov 11 (see link below), will discuss his father's progressive politics that continue to resonate today as we still struggle with racial inequality throughout all strata of our society.
As a pre-election bonus, Leo Hurwitz's masterpiece STRANGE VICTORY (1948) will be screened in its entirety as a precautionary Black Lives Matters tale of disparity in post World War II America. [STRANGE VICTORY] "Far more radical and harrowing than anything Hollywood could produce." –Richard Brody, The New Yorker, May 9, 2020
Meeting ID: 854 5128 2850 Passcode: 643531
FILMS: Strange Victory (1948, 75 mins) by Leo Hurwitz with selection of short films and discussion. TRT 120 mins.
BIO: Leo Hurwitz (1909-1991) worked with committed filmmakers in the 1930's New York including Paul Strand, his partner in several films. Under appreciated due to blacklisting in the 1950s, Hurwitz directed a lifetime of influential films.
BIO: Tom Hurwitz, winner of two Emmy awards is a cameraman and director of documentaries, and one of the first documentarian members of the American Society of Cinematographers and a founder of the Social Documentary Graduate Program, School of Visual Arts.
CO-SPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Howe Library, Jones Media Center - Dartmouth Library, Miami Beach Cinema Interactive Archive, VTIFF - Vermont International Film Foundation.
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