The History Film Forum is the premier film festival focused on history in the United States. A free multi-day exploration of history on the screen from March 9-12, 2017, the Forum brings together the nation’s top filmmakers, film viewers, and scholars in conversation about what history we do – and do not – learn from watching movies, documentaries, and television.
The 2017 History Film Forum will examine themes of diversity and access in history filmmaking and ask: how does what we watch shape what we believe? All sessions are free, registration is required for each session. To register or for more information visit: http://historyfilmforum.si.edu
Day Four – March 12 – Schedule:
• 11:00 a.m.: Presentation – Innovative Formats in History Media
• 1:00 p.m.: Screening and discussion – The Chinese Exclusion Act (2017) with Ric Burns, Martin Gold, and museum curator Fath Davis Ruffins
• 4:00 p.m.: Panel – Hollywood Shuffle? Black History on Film with Sam Pollard, museum curator Fath Davis, and The Undefeated’s Kelly Carter
• 6:00 p.m.: Performance and discussion – Jazz Ambassadors (2017) with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Please note: Free tickets guarantee entry to the museum. Seating capacity at this event is limited and will be filled on a first come, first seated basis first for all ticket-holding attendees and then to all walk-ins.
The History Film Forum is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Day One – March 9:
Day Two – March 10:
Day Three – March 11: