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Paul Strand Film Series

Native Land

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Friday 12/12
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
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dir. Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, US, 1942, 16mm, b/w, 80 min.

In 1936 Strand was a founding member of the collective, Frontier Films, a group that sought to produce politically-progressive and aesthetically-innovative films. Their masterpiece was Native Land, the group’s only feature-length film. Co-directed by Strand and Leo Hurwitz, the film is a dramatized account of civil liberties violations uncovered by the Senate Civil Liberties Committee in the 1930s, and was a groundbreaking effort in the history of documentary filmmaking.

This screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 21, 2014 to January 4, 2015