View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
New Day Films: 40 Years of Social Activism through Film
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Powered by  
 
Online sales have ended. Please buy tickets at Sebastopol Center for the Arts box office, 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol. 707-829-4797


Event

New Day Films: 40 Years of Social Activism through Film
New Day Films
Forty years ago, four independent filmmakers --three women and a man--as a part of the emerging women's movement, had made films about the lives of women. What they discovered is that no existing distributors at the time had any interest in these films. So the filmmakers came together to figure out a way to get their work to the audiences they believed desperately needed their films. They designed joint mailing pieces to promote the films and became part of what was truly a "prairie fire" of ideas and action, changing the face of America for both women and men.  40 years later, New Day Films, the self-distribution cooperative they formed, has almost 100 active filmmakers, together distributing hundreds of films, shedding light on a broad spectrum of American and worldwide issues.

Today, in the independent film world, there's lots of talk and exciting new approaches for filmmakers using new technologies to directly reach their audiences in a "do-it-yourself" renaissance.  In this session, Jim Klein, a two time Academy Award nominee and one of the founders of New Day Films, will give us a sense of the roots of this new movement.   He will present UNION MAIDS, a 1976 Academy Award nominee for Feature Documentary, along with clips from a number of other important New Day films, spanning the decades.  UNION MAIDS is the portrait of three women who were organizers of the first industrial unions in America.  Radicals in the 1930's, they helped shape the country, and also speak of the connection of their movement to both the women's and the labor movements of the 1970's, and how they needed to come together.

There will be time for significant discussion of where this all leaves us today, and where social issue filmmaking and distribution is heading.

Screening: Union Maids
1976 Oscar nominee, Union Maids is the portrait of three women organizers of the first industrial unions in America. Radicals in the 1930's, they helped shape the country, and connect their movement to the women's movement of the 1970's. Directors: Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Miles Mogulescu

Location

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Developer Center
Media Center
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Use of Brown Paper Tickets is subject to our Terms & Conditions. All rights reserved. © 2011-2012 Mobile EN ES FR