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Ninth Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival

Friday, 08 November, 2013 @ 07:00 PM | Cost:Free

Ninth Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival to explore documentary films

The historic river town of Cairo in southern Illinois, an independent record store, a Chilean music festival and more come to center stage as the Ninth Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival explores documentary films Nov. 2 and 7-9 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Six film screenings will feature award-winning documentaries by EIU and Southern Illinois University faculty members, southern Illinois filmmakers, and a duo of British filmmakers accompanied by panel discussions with the films’ directors and producers and film critic introductions. The festival will also include a stop motion animation workshop and film screenings for youths, and a short documentary competition for area students.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 2

Tarble Arts Center Classroom

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for area youths led by Gabe Przygoda. To register for the workshop, call the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

Thursday, November 7

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Film screenings of Between Two Rivers, 2012 and 778 Bullets, 2010 with introductions by Robin Murray.

7 p.m.
Film screening of Expedition Nature's Realm: The Anthropocene Era, 2007 with introduction by filmmaker Cameron Craig.

Film screening of Walls of Sound: A Look Inside the House of Records, 2012 with introduction by filmmaker David Gracon.

Friday, November 8

Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

7 p.m.
Film screening of Piedra Roja, 2011 with introduction by filmmaker Gary Fritz and discussion led by film critic Chuck Koplinski.

Saturday, November 9

Tarble Arts Center Atrium

2 p.m. 
Matinee: Stop Motion & Student Documentary Films

6:30 p.m.
Premiere performance of “America, Illinois” by Stace England and the Salt Kings followed by a screening of Confidence Man, 2012 with introduction by Bob Streit, director and Stace England, producer; discussion led by Dann Gire.

“We hope everyone will come to this year’s Embarras Valley Film Festival to experience these remarkable documentaries,” Murray said. “With topics ranging from history to music to the environment, we have a variety of films to please a broad audience. It’s a magnificent event not to be missed.”

The EVFF is a yearly event honoring a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of east-central Illinois. Past festivals have honored Gregg Toland, William Phipps, Burl Ives, James Jones, Joan Allen, Lincoln, Silent Films & Illinois, Films For and About Children and Young Adults, and Gene Hackman.

This year’s festival is sponsored by the EIU College of Arts and Humanities, the Tarble Arts Center, Doudna Fine Arts Center, and Booth Library along with community support for the Coles County Arts Council and City of Charleston Tourism funds.

All festival events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Murray at rlmurray@eiu.edu or Kit Morice, co-project director, at kmorice@eiu.edu, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or visit the website at www.eiu.edu/~evff/.

Categories: Booth Library | College of Arts and Humanities | Doudna Fine Arts Center | English Department | Film Screening | Tarble Arts Center


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