Cinema and Sanctuary
On March 16, a special documentary screening and panel discussion will explore the story of the Institute of Film Techniques, the first documentary film school in the country.
The Institute introduced thousands of New York’s working-class kids to documentary films, including aspiring filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Alan Heim (All that Jazz), and Woody Allen — the school’s lasting influence has been called one of the best-kept secrets in film history.
At the March 16 event, filmmaker Dave Davidson will screen and discuss his documentary Cinema and Sanctuary, which profiles the rise of the school during the 1940s under the leadership of Jewish refugee and artist Hans Richter. The screening will be followed by a panel conversation with iconic New York filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer and CUNY film professor Jerry Carlson.
WHAT: Cinema and Sanctuary, a screening and discussion
WHEN: Monday, March 16 at 7pm
WHO: Filmmaker Dave Davidson, filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer, CCNY Professor Jerry Carlson and CCNY film students
WHERE: The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011