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 One – March 9 – Schedule:
• 1:00 p.m.: Discussion – TOWER (2016) with Keith Maitland
• 3:00 p.m.: Screening and discussion – Slavery by Another Name (2012) with Sam Pollard and Sheila Curran Bernard
• 6:00 p.m.: Keynote – Douglas Blackmon and Sam Pollard
• 7:30 p.m.: Screening and discussion- TIMELESS: (Re)Creating American History with Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke, Abigail Spencer, and Malcom Barrett
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 Two – March 10:
Day Three – March 11:
Day Four – March 12: