The Whole World Was Watching: Film Program I
July 14, 2011 | 7–9 pm
5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006-
On tonight’s program: four historical films shown in conjunction with The Whole World Was Watching exhibition:
Charles Guggenheim, Nine from Little Rock, 1964, 20 minutes, an Academy Award-winning short about school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
Jack Willis, The Streets of Greenwood[Mississippi], 1963, 20 minutes. Filmed by Ed Emshwiller, it records a SNCC voter registration drive, featuring an appearance by the young Bob Dylan.
Ed Emshwiller, March Footage, 1963, 9 minutes
Recently discovered at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, this rare color footage of the March on Washington, August 1963, will have its first public screening.
James Blue, The March, 1963, 37 minutes
The most important film produced on the March on Washington follows the preparation of the participants and culminates with Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. James Blue, one of America’s premier documentary filmmakers, was a founder of the Rice University Media Center.