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Format: 03/26/2017 - 8pm
Format: 03/26/2017 - 8pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Now Showing @ ALA: Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

Producer, narrator and granddaughter CC Goldwater takes viewers on a cinematic journey into the life of Barry Goldwater in her first film, MR. CONSERVATIVE: GOLDWATER ON GOLDWATER. The film reveals Goldwater as a man either glorified or vilified by the American public. It traces the roots of Goldwater’s conservative philosophy, conveys how he united the conservative movement to lead the Republican Party into a new generation of politics and demonstrates how his consistently Libertarian mindset led him to diverge from the Conservative party orthodoxy in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRq-gelZFgg

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Dear Mr. Watterson Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

Documentary film about the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes Production Company. Calvin & Hobbes is one of the greatest comic strips of all time. Besides it being amazingly funny, thought-provoking, and extremely well-drawn, it has been the entrée into reading for countless young students who otherwise lacked interest.

Librarians and teachers across the country can attest to the popularity of the Calvin & Hobbes book collections, despite the comic strip ending syndication nearly 2 decades ago. Dear Mr. Watterson is an exploration into just why the strip has had such a lasting impact.

Run Tim: 89 Minutes

Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/76721308

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Defiant Requiem Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

DEFIANT REQUIEM tells the little-known story of the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin. Led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, the inmates of Terezin fought back...with art and music. Through hunger, disease and slave labor, the Jewish inmates of Terezin hold onto their humanity by staging plays, composing opera and using paper and ink to record the horrors around them.

This creative rebellion reaches its peak when Schächter teaches a choir of 150 inmates one of the world's most difficult and powerful choral works, Verdi's Requiem, re-imagined as a condemnation of the Nazis. The choir would ultimately confront the Nazis face to face... and sing to them what they dare not say.

For over ten years, conductor Murry Sidlin dreamed of bringing the Requiem back to Terezin. That dream was realized in 2006 when he assembled a chorus and orchestra at Terezin for a memorial performance of the Verdi Requiem. Now, through soaring concert footage, powerful survivor recollections, cinematic dramatizations and evocative animation, DEFIANT REQUIEM brings the incredible story of Schächter and this artistic uprising to life. Murry Sidlin will be present to introduce the film and to answer questions.

DEFIANT REQUIEM is being presented in association with the ALA Public Programs Office, promoting cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service.
Runtime: 86 minutes
http://defiantrequiemfilm.com/trailer.php

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Lost Rivers Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and merge them with the sewer systems. These rivers still run through today's metropolises, but they do so out of sight.
LOST RIVERS examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to people dedicated to exploring and exposing them. In Montreal, urban explorer Danielle Plamondon and photographer Andrew Emond follow the stony underground tunnels that contain the Rivière Saint-Pierre. In Bresica, Italy, a group of urban explorers conduct popular, officially-sanctioned tours through the city's network of medieval rivers.
Runtime: 72 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EcWv9iB5LM0

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:30am
Now Showing @ ALA: The Whole Gritty City Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

The Whole Gritty City is a 90-minute documentary that plunges viewers into the world of three New Orleans school marching bands. The film follows kids growing up in America's most musical city, and one of its most dangerous, as their band directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture.

This New Orleans marching band story is at the same time a unique portrayal of an American inner city. It highlights men with an open-eyed, deep commitment to the community they've grown up in and the children in their charge. Viewers who know first-hand the African American urban experience will find a celebration of the strength and insight of these men, and the potential and resilience of their students. Others will find a moving, empathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar world, and come to feel a stake in the struggles and triumphs of these children and their mentors.

In February 2014 the film aired nationally on CBS on "48 Hours Presents: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY", a 2-hour special hosted by jazz great Wynton Marsalis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: The Speaker Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

In 1977, the American Library Association faced a major controversy over a film produced by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. The film, "The Speaker," became the focal point of that year's Annual Conference in Detroit.
Passions rode high as questions over intellectual freedom, censorship, racism, inclusion, and process were debated in membership meetings, on the Council floor, and in the corridors of the conference center.
At this year's conference, the Intellectual Freedom Committee is partnering with LHRT, the Black Caucus of the ALA, and the Association of American Publishers to revisit the controversy and ask what we can learn as our association and profession continues into the 21st century.
Screening this film and allowing for discussion afterward - in conjunction with Monday afternoon's program - will provide a great opportunity to make sure the conversations are as fruitful as possible.
Runtime: 42 minutes

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
CANCELLED: Now Showing @ ALA: 16 Acres Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

The rebuilding of ground zero is one of the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays and politics. The struggle has encompassed eleven years, nineteen government agencies, a dozen projects and over $20 billion.
16 Acres is the story of how and why this historic project got built. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions, the desire of everyone involved to "get it right," and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that is the bedrock of New York City. What does it say about us as New Yorkers, as Americans?
As with all great urban projects, from the Pyramids to Rome's Colleseum to Rockefeller Center, a small group of powerful people will dictate the outcome. With inside access to the project and these key players, 16 Acres tells the story behind the headlines. Who are these men and women? What motivates them? How will their personalities shape the project? And, ultimately, will it succeed? The film also follows the dramatic rush to complete the memorial in time, and the key players as they prepare to converge on the site for the 10th anniversary.
Runtime: 92 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zgEWwgRLzM

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Far Out isn’t Far Enough Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

One man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing society's boundaries through his subversive art, Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator.
Using a palette of 20th century events to paint an artist's epic yet controversial life story, the film offers a retrospective of Ungerer's life and art, and ponders the complexities and contradictions of a man who, armed with an acerbic wit, an accusing finger and a razor sharp pencil, gave visual representation to the revolutionary voices during one of the most tantalizing and dramatic periods in American history.
Runtime: 98 minutes
http://firstrunfeatures.com/faroutisntfarenough.html

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: The Pleasure of Being Out of Step Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act.
At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers.
Runtime: 86 minutes
http://firstrunfeatures.com/pleasuresofbeingoutofstep/

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Now Showing @ ALA: The Speaker Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

In 1977, the American Library Association faced a major controversy over a film produced by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. The film, "The Speaker," became the focal point of that year's Annual Conference in Detroit.
Passions rode high as questions over intellectual freedom, censorship, racism, inclusion, and process were debated in membership meetings, on the Council floor, and in the corridors of the conference center.
At this year's conference, the Intellectual Freedom Committee is partnering with LHRT, the Black Caucus of the ALA, and the Association of American Publishers to revisit the controversy and ask what we can learn as our association and profession continues into the 21st century.
Screening this film and allowing for discussion afterward - in conjunction with Monday afternoon's program - will provide a great opportunity to make sure the conversations are as fruitful as possible.
Runtime: 42 minutes

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Man on Wire Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit’s personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.
Petit is appearing as an Auditorium Speaker on United for Libraries President Rod Wagner’s program, Monday, June 30, 8:30 am – 9:30 am.
Runtime: 94 minutes
http://www.manonwire.com/

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Speaking About 'The Speaker' Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N253
Description :

In 1977, ALA released “The Speaker,” a film that led to unprecedented rancor, division, and discussion within the association. Controversy over the film dominated the 1977 Annual Conference in Detroit, and nearly 40 years later, strong opinions remain about the process and the end product. You can read about the controversy in articles from American Libraries July/August 1977 issue: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/sites/americanlibrariesmagazine....

We invite you to attend one of two screenings of the 42-minute film in advance [either online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojFYx52X-Ys or as part of the of the “Now Showing @ ALA” series (http://ala14.ala.org/node/14032)] and join us for this panel discussion of the film and the controversy, followed by an audience discussion.

Speakers: Robert Wedgeworth, past ALA Executive Director; Beverly Lynch, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Marc McCallon, Abilene Christian University. Moderator: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)