JULY 2011 at the SALON

This month we will view and discuss social issue documentaries. What makes for ones that are powerful and persuasive? Is opening eyes to an issue and swaying opinion enough or must an effective social issue documentary have a call to action? What impact do production values have on viewer interpretation? How can new audiences be drawn in and these films not merely advance dialogue among an already interested choir? To foster this conversation we will look at clips and short pieces from a wide variety of social issue documentaries, including: Rosie the Riveter, A Peaceable Kingdom, We Love Cigarettes, Food, Inc, and A Necessary Arrest, by local filmmaker Bob Buncher, who will be present. Please attend for what should be another very interesting screening and lively discussion.

Friday, July 8

Admission is free

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