A Time to Stir documents the student troubles at Columbia University in early 1968 with 200 hours of interviews detailing all points of view, 30 hours of archive footage and more than 11,000 photographs, including material from the Columbia University archive never before accessed. It features new interviews with leading players of a wide variety of persuasions, including members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who occupied four buildings on campus, African-American students who were gathered on their own in Hamilton Hall, older politically active graduate students who took issue with SDS leadership, Columbia students who opposed the take-over of campus by protesters, faculty both for and against the activists, and the Tactical Patrol Force who cleared the buildings on the orders of the University administration.
Paul Cronin’s films include “Look out Haskell, it’s real!” The Making of Medium Cool (2001), Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16 (2003) and In the Beginning was the Image: Conversations with Peter Whitehead (2006). He also made the educational documentary Mackendrick on Film, and has recently completed a new non-fiction film for the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation. His books include Herzog on Herzog and On Film-making: An introduction to the craft of the director. His website is www.thestickingplace.com.
Cronin will be introduced by Paul Hond, senior writer for Columbia Magazine. A discussion will follow the presentation. For more information regarding this event, or to attend, please respond to email@example.com. To view a listing of events, visit www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu.
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