New York University’s Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media (AFC) in Bobst Library will celebrate and honor the pioneering career of legendary documentary filmmaker and NYU’s own George C. Stoney with a retrospective screening of some of his films on Nov. 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17. The screenings are free and open to the public.
Stoney will attend each screening and presenters will introduce each set of films. The screenings will take place in the Avery Room, 2nd floor of Bobst Library, located at 70 Washington Square South; subways A,B,C,D,E,F,M (W. 4th Street/6th Ave) beginning at 7 p.m. Clip reels will also play in an adjacent Reserve Viewing area at the same time. Films scheduled include: Walk with Me, The Newcomers, How One Painter Sees, The Invader, Still Going Places, A New Wind, and Shepherd of the Night Flock, among others. For more detailed information, including a complete list of films, visit http://nyu.libguides.com/stoney.
Curatorial assistance for the AFC screenings has been provided by Mike Hazard, archivist for the films of George C. Stoney. Hazard is also directing a documentary about Stoney’s life called A Happy Collaborator. For more, visit www.thecie.org.
Stoney has been called the dean of American documentary filmmakers, the Johnny Appleseed of documentary, and the father of public access television. His career spans more than 70 years as a filmmaker, educator, and social activist. And at the age of 94 he continues to make films of social relevance. Stoney was recently appointed Emeritus Professor in the Tisch School of the Art’s Undergraduate Film division at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. He will be honored by his colleagues and friends for a lifetime of achievement and his 40-year tenure at the University with a special reception on Nov. 4.
The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media/Bobst Library collections consist of more than 32,000 videos (including U.S. and foreign cinema, drama and music performances, documentaries, art films, and more) and over 82,000 audio recordings (including music from the broadest spectrum of classical, traditional, and popular artists, genres, and cultures). The viewing and listening facilities support a variety of analog and digital formats.