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“Mean Streets” draws big crowds at the St. Louis International Film Festival

By Alison Carrick on December 18, 2017

For the second year in a row, Washington University Libraries partnered with Cinema St. Louis and others to present “Mean Streets,” a five-day program of both narrative and documentary works that show how film and television reflect problems within U.S. society, including the overt an...

“Never Been A Time,” to debut at the St. Louis International Film Festival

By Alison Carrick on November 3, 2017

“Never Been A Time,” a film by Denise Ward-Brown, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, will debut this Sunday, Nov. 5, 7:30 pm as part of the 26th annual St. Louis International Film Festival. This free screening ...

Free Screening of “Jane” Takes Place Thursday, November 2

By Julie Hale on November 1, 2017

A free screening of the new documentary “Jane” will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Brown Hall 118 on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. Using a trove of footage from the National Geographic archives, “Jane” tells the true story of Jane Goodall...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Features St. Louis-Based Documentaries and Filmmakers

By Alison Carrick on October 20, 2017

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,”  will screen as part of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and is presented by Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate Sch...

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Chi-Raq and Milwaukee 53206 Q&As

By Alison Carrick on January 31, 2017

The Mean Streets programming that was part of the Divided City Initiative also included films that examined the issues of segregation and how communities deal with mass incarceration and gun violence.  A high point of the program was the screening of Chi-Raq (dir. Spike Lee, 2015) with screenwrit...

The Divided City Initiative in St. Louis: Q&As from the Mean Streets Program

By Alison Carrick on January 20, 2017

Many films in the Mean Streets program featured St. Louis and the recent events in Ferguson that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and a national discussion about race, segregation, and police brutality. Bob’s Tour: Understanding What We See, directed by Washington University graduate...