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Award-winning filmmaker to speak at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - February 4, 1999

(New Orleans)—The Biever Guest Lecture Series of Loyola University New Orleans presents "Nina Rosenblum in New Orleans," a series of film screenings accompanied by brief lectures by the award-winning filmmaker.

The weeklong retrospective will be March 8-14, 1999. Rosenblum will be present at the four screenings and receptions. Two additional informal question and answer sessions are included in the agenda.

Rosenblum, president of Daedalus Productions, Inc., is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning producer, director, and writer of television and film documentaries, shorts, and segments. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Women in Film. In 1992, she was nominated for an Oscar for the documentary Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II and in 1994 she won an Emmy for The Untold West: The Black West.

"Nina Rosenblum in New Orleans" is primarily sponsored by Loyola’s Biever Guest Lecture Series with additional sponsorship from the Amistad Research Center of Tulane University, the Eisenhower Center for American Studies of the University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Cultural Resource Management Program, the South Central Women’s Studies Association, the Women’s Studies Program of Loyola University, the Visual Perspectives Committee of Loyola’s University Programming Board, Loyola University’s Department of Visual Arts, NEH Loyola Faculty Focus Group, A Gallery of Fine Photography, and Moran Printing, Inc. The project director is Carol Leake, associate professor of visual arts at Loyola.

The complete calendar of events is as follows:

Monday, March 8, The Untold West: The Black West will be shown at 2 p.m. and Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II will be shown at 7 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University Student Union Annex Theatre in Hammond, La. The Black West won an Emmy for Individual Achievement in a prime time documentary. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information call (504) 549-2193.

Tuesday, March 9, The Untold West: The Black West, narrated by actor Danny Glover, will be shown at 7 p.m., at Loyola University in Miller Hall, Room 114. As part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series, the screening also will include a lecture followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Center and Collins C. Diball Gallery in the Monroe Library. For more information, call 861-5468.

Wednesday, March 10, Through the Wire, narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, will be shown at 7 p.m., at Loyola University, Bobet Hall, Room 332. This feature documentary investigates the disturbing situations of America’s female political prisoners. An informal question and answer forum for Loyola and other students follows the screening. This screening, sponsored by the Visual Perspectives Committee of the University Programming Board and Loyola’s Women’s Studies Committee, is free and open to the public. For more information call 861-5468.

Friday, March 12, the debut screening of the new film Walter Rosenblum: In Search of Pitt Street will be held at 7 p.m., at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 615 Howard Avenue. Walter Rosenblum: In Search of Pitt Street chronicles the life of renowned documentary photographer and highly decorated Signal Corps cameraman in World War II. Both Walter (Nina’s father) and Nina Rosenblum will speak at the screening. This screening in sponsored by the Eisenhower Center for American Studies of the University of New Orleans. A Gallery for Fine Photography, which represents Walter Rosenblum’s work in New Orleans, will show his D-Day photographs at the museum concurrent with the lecture and screening. A reception, which is free and open to the public, follows the presentation. For more information call 539-9560.

Saturday, March 13, Through the Wire will be shown at 3:30 p.m., in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center at Newcomb College on Tulane University’s campus. The screening of Through the Wire is part of a day of film presentations by and about women held in conjunction with the annual conference of the South Central Women’s Studies Association, hosted by the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. Loyola’s participation in sponsored by Loyola’s Women Studies Committee.

Sunday, March 14, Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center at Newcomb College on Tulane’s campus. The Amistad Research Center of Tulane University presents the screening. A reception that is free and open to the public follows. For more information call 862-3225.