Film

March on Washington Program

 
 
Wed, Aug 28, 2013
  • 7PM
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 109min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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This program commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with four candid portraits of the civil rights movement, including films by Haskell Wexler and Santiago Álvarez.

 
Now! (1965)

Directed by Santiago Álvarez
RUN TIME: 5min
FORMAT: 35mm 

 

The Cuban agitprop master’s found-footage indictment of American hypocrisy and violence.

 
The Bus (1964)

Directed by Haskell Wexler
RUN TIME: 62min
FORMAT: 35mm 

 

Fifty years ago, a bus full of activists from California arrived in Washington, DC, to take part in what would become one of the most iconic days in American history. Celebrated radical filmmaker Haskell Wexler traveled with this delegation, creating a candid portrait of the moment.

 
 
 
The March (1964)

Directed by James Blue
RUN TIME: 33min
FORMAT: DCP 

 

The quintessential document of the day itself, culminating in the “I Have a Dream” speech.

 
 
Freedom March (1963)

Directed by Ed Emshwiller
RUN TIME: 9min
FORMAT: Blu-ray

 

A rare color document of the march by avant garde director Emshwiller.