more of Sarah and Jim / a Film at The Bridge

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments · By

Sarah White and Jim Waive have informed me that they’ll be playing music on television tonight! WHTJ, the local PBS affiliate, has a program called The Music Seen, and tonight’s episode features performances by Jim, Sarah, and a band called Blue Line Highway. It’s on at 11pm. Apparently it’s a show they recorded in Richmond last summer… I don’t have TV myself, so I’ll have to miss it. Can somebody YouTube that business? I can’t even tell you what channel ## PBS is here, but you can probably figure it out.

Also, be sure to check out Shaun’s great review of the Blue Moon Ball over on CvilleMuse.

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The last screening of the Bridge’s Fall Film Series — probably the last screening of the year, since we haven’t planned any until January — is happening tonight at 7pm. It’s a documentary called Stranger With a Camera; Greg and Jordan have been telling me for years how great it is, so I’m excited to see it. It’s produced by the wonderful Appalshop studios; here’s a description of the film:

In 1967 Canadian filmmaker Hugh O’Connor visited the mountains of Central Appalachia to document poverty. A local landlord, who resented the presence of filmmakers on his property, shot and killed O’Connor, in part because of his anger over the media images of Appalachia that had become icons in the nation’s War on Poverty.

Filmmaker Elizabeth Barret, a native of Appalachia, uses O’Connor’s death as a lens to explore the complex relationship between those who make films to promote social change and the people whose lives are represented in such media productions. Through first-person accounts of the killing and the perspective of three decades of reflection, Stranger With a Camera leads viewers on a quest for understanding – a quest that ultimately leads Barret to examine her own role as both a maker of media and a member of the Appalachian community she portrays.

It’s at 7pm at The Bridge; $5 cover charge. {oh, and we’re gonna be testing out our new 16mm film projector afterwards, so feel free to stick around if want to watch some educational films about submarines and solar eclipses.}

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