Film & Media Archive

Festival Gives Honors to Films, Filmmakers in ‘Mean Streets’ Program

By Jody Mitori on November 15, 2016

The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) honored three documentaries featured in the program “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” at its awards presentation on November 13, 2016. “Bogdan’s Journey,” directed by Michal Ja...

Libraries Collaborate with WU Faculty and Community on ‘Mean Streets’

By Jody Mitori on November 3, 2016

Brian Woodman, curator for Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive, has been instrumental in organizing “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,” a program that is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which runs Nov. ...

Four ‘Mean Streets’ Workshops Open to Filmmakers

By Jody Mitori on October 24, 2016

The “Mean Streets” program at the St. Louis International Film Festival includes four filmmaking workshops to allow budding and experienced filmmakers to engage with professional media makers around issues of filmmaking process. Master Class/Documentary: Fair Use & Copyright Saturday, Nov. 5,...

Tom Hayden, civil rights and antiwar activist, has died

By Alison Carrick on October 24, 2016

Interview with Tom Hayden – Eyes on the Prize Famed civil rights, antiwar activist, and politician Tom Hayden passed away on Sunday, October 23. Hayden was one of the authors of the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto for the leftist activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Part of St. Louis International Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on October 7, 2016

The revealing mirrors of film and television reflect — both consciously and unconsciously —problems within U.S. society, including the overt and covert racism that has long segregated our cities. “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” —presented as part o...

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Henry Hampton Film Series: ‘Paris Is Burning’

By Alison Carrick on September 21, 2016

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LG...

NHPRC Grant reveals previously unseen outtakes from Eyes on the Prize

By Alison Carrick on September 16, 2016

Thanks to a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant, the team at Washington University Libraries is nearing completion on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project. All of the interviews from Eyes on the Prize I will soon be available as an online dig...

Emmett Till and “Eyes on the Prize”

By Alison Carrick on September 1, 2016

August 28, 2016 marked the 61st anniversary of the Emmett Till’s death. The murder of Emmett Louis Till in 1955 was one of three lynching in 1955, but his mother’s decision to have an open casket funeral and the subsequent attention surrounding Till’s case galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. Ti...

Progress continues on the NHPRC Eyes on the Prize Project

By Alison Carrick on August 18, 2016

Washington University Film & Media Archive staff are making great progress on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. Digital Archivist Jim Hone has reassembled 116 interviews from the ...