Media Arts Program
 

Thursday, October 13, 2005

THE WORK OF JAMES BLUE: A RETROSPECTIVE

Presented at:
Burchfield Penney Art Center

Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16
THE WORK OF James Blue: A RETROSPECTIVE

Known internationally for his ground-breaking documentary films, James Blue (1930-1980) was an artist, an educator, and an advocate of experimentation in the non-fiction form. A professor at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study in the early 1970s, Blue influenced a generation of media makers and worked tirelessly to promote the craft of telling true stories with moving images. This retrospective will feature screenings of rare prints of Blue’s films and include discussions with some of his colleagues including Gerald O’Grady, PhD.


Thursday, October 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
AN OVERVIEW OF BLUE’S WORK
Reception and screening/presentation
by Gerald O’Grady PhD.
at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, FREE



All screenings and events and co-sponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center; the Burchfield-Penney Art Center; New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the New York State Council for the Arts; the Samuel P. Capen Chair in American Culture, UB; and the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo.


Some publications related to this event:
THE WORK OF JAMES BLUE A RETROSPECTIVE - 2005