PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA
Sunday, March 31
Introduced by Director Peter Miller and Victoria Riskin, daughter of Robert Riskin and Fay Wray
(2014, Peter Miller) Documentary on Riskin’s wartime career as head of the Overseas Motion Picture Bureau of the Office of War Information, overseeing now-forgotten propaganda films designed to show democratic America to audiences around the world. Followed by a selection of OWI shorts: Autobiography of a Jeep; Ingrid Bergman is the Oscar-nominated Swedes in America; The Window Cleaner; and Josef von Sternberg’s The Town (1945). Digital, 16mm. Approx. 79 min.