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  • The land

    1942. USA. Robert J. Flaherty. 42 min.

  • Louisiana Story

    1948. USA. Robert J. Flaherty. 79 min.

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The land

    1942. USA. Directed by Robert J. Flaherty. Edited by Helen van Dongen. Restored with funding from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund and The Film Foundation. Van Dongen's second commission by the USDA, and her first collaboration with Flaherty, concerns the plight of farmers faced with erosion, unemployment, and new technology. 42 min.

  • Louisiana Story

    1948. USA. Directed by Robert J. Flaherty. Screenplay by Robert J. Flaherty, Frances Flaherty. Edited by Helen van Dongen. Produced by van Dongen, Richard Leacock. With Joseph Boudreau, Lionel Le Blanc, Frank Hardy. Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, in cooperation with the Amsterdam Filmmuseum and MoMA. Although Flaherty's vision of nonfiction was more romanticized than that of the actuality-inclined Joris Ivens, both directors' work with van Dongen shared a heavy reliance on editing and sound design in story development, as seen in Louisiana Story, a fictionalized account of the introduction of oil drilling to the Louisiana bayou, as seen through the eyes of a Cajun boy. 79 min.

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