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EYE ON THE SIXTIES

Event Type: Film/Screening
Date: 11/5/2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Chris Szwedo, the film director, will be here at Beatley Central for the showing and will do a second showing for the Smithsonian. Also, a special, surprise guest will be here who was at the original "March on Washington" with Martin Luther King.

EYE ON THE SIXTIES is an intimate portrait of photographer Rowland Scherman. It is a valuable 'insider' piece of American History, documenting one man's recording of one of America's most transformational eras. In this unusual documentary, Scherman's candid recollections of the time combine with his famous photographs, offering rare glimpses of celebrities, politicians, and monumental events of the day.

From the outset, Szwedo was determined to capture the essence of Scherman's creative eye, and to provide the project the proper context. To do so, he enlisted the on-screen presence of former LIFE Washington Bureau Chief Richard B. Stolley, and legendary singer Judy Collins--the subject of Scherman's 1969 LIFE essay.

The film was shot in locations in Washington, D.C., Newport, RI, Boston, MA, Bethel, NY (site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival), New York City, Berkeley, CA, Santa Fe, NM, and the stunning coastal terrain of Outer Cape Cod.
Library: Beatley Central Library