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A Time to Stir: Columbia University 1968

April 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Your vocal presence requested at a day-long teach-in,
as structured around a screening of the new documentary film


which – carved out from nearly
700 new interviews,
hours of archival material,
and an assemblage of more than
30,000 never-before-seen photographs –
tells the story of the student protests
at Columbia University in 1968

To be presented twice

Sunday, April 29
and

Saturday, May 5
Room 523
9.30am for a 10am start
End time: probably around 8pm

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the protests,
on each of these two days
the ten-chapter, seven-hour film
will be screened in its entirety,
intercut, between chapters,
with (it is anticipated) contributions
from audience members

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Register here for Sunday, April 29

Register here for Saturday, May 5

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*****SEATING IS LIMITED*****


YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE
AS DOORS OPEN (9.30am)
ON YOUR CHOSEN DAY OF ATTENDANCE
LATECOMERS MIGHT DISCOVER THAT
THEIR SEAT HAS BEEN OFFERED TO SOMEONE ELSE

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IT COULD BE THAT A STEADY SUPPLY OF TEA, COFFEE AND

WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE…
BUT BEST TO BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH (AND PERHAPS DINNER
)

We envisage that there will be an intermission for lunch,
as well as other breaks, between chapters, throughout the day
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This event sponsored by
the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Columbia University

 
These screenings are part of a conference organized by
Thai Jones and Frank Guridy entitled
50 Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968
(see attached – approximately fifteen minutes
of A Time to Stir will be screened on Friday, April 27)
Also attached is a 2008 article about the film project,
from Columbia magazine, by Paul Hond
(which is, by now, somewhat out of date, but still gives
some flavor as to what this is all about)
Details of the accompanying book A Time to Stir here
(a New York Times article about the book here)
New York Times piece, by Jennifer Schuessler,
about a 1968 themed event that took place
on the Columbia campus a few days ago, is here
A new article from Vanity Fair about Columbia 1968,
by Clara Bingham, is here
A review here from the Village Voice, as written by Scott Foundas,
of the work-in-progress screening at the Toronto Film Festival
in 2008, from which these lines are taken:Coming on the heels of so many shallow, nostalgia-tinged portraits of ’60s radicalism (including the Oscar-nominated The Weather Underground), Cronin’s film is remarkably astute and tough-minded about the complex dogma of revolutionary movements: the divergent personal, political, and (especially in the case of Columbia) racial agendas; the razor’s edge between liberalism and imperialism; the oft-misguided impetuousness of youth; the indifference of the masses. But where does A Time to Stir go from here? To DVD? To marathon screenings in underground cinemas? To every high-school classroom in America? Wherever it ends up, this is a film that demands to be seen.

If you believe that, now’s your chance…

Details

Date:
April 29, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Venue

Columbia University
535 W 114th St, Butler Library
New York, NY 10027 United States
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