Film: Our National Family Album

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When and Where:
Monday, November 9, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
at Virtual Event

Special Venue Instructions: Webinar


Event Description:

Presented by Kan-Kan Cinema, Indiana Historical Society, IU Bloomington Moving Image Archive, and Studio Auteur.

Discuss a variety of perspectives on film as a storytelling vehicle. This webinar-based discussion will center around how this unique medium is the visual history of our 20th and 21st century lives. 

Why is it important to preserve these stories of our origins? What do these stories say to us now? What will be the stories from the extraordinary time we are in today? Before our conversation, we urge all attendees to screen the documentary These Amazing Shadows, which tells the story of the National Film Registry, how the visual medium of film is our nation's family album and why it matters. It is available to stream on Kanopy (free with public library card or university login), YouTube ($2.99 to rent), Amazon Prime Video ($3.99 to rent), iTunes ($3.99 to rent) and other platforms.

Guest speakers include Rachael Stoeltje, Director of the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive; Jordan Ryan, Indiana Historical Society Archivist; and Jerald Harkness, CEO of Studio Auteur.

Watch a video of this discussion by clicking here!

Event info: (317) 690-2220 or

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