October 10, 2002 9/11 Films to be Discussed and Screened
Press Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189
Public Contact: (202) 707-5677
The Library of Congress will host a panel discussion exploring filmmakers' responses to 9/11 on Thursday, Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m. in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building located at Independence and First, S.E. in Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public.
Independent filmmakers will include Pola Rapaport ("September Eleventh: Eyewitnesses"), Kerry Reardon ("9.11"), and Monica Sharf ("Tribute 9.11"). Also joining the panel will be Magnum photographer Evan Fairbanks, whose dramatic video of the attack was widely seen on television, and Patricia Aufderheide, a professor at American University who has written about the film community's reactions to the event.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., selections from several films made in response to 9/11 will be presented in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building. Reservations may be obtained starting Oct. 16 at (202) 707-5677.