September 17th is Constitution Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some eclectic vintage films? Join us for a screening of classroom films about the U.S. Constitution and American government. Local filmmaker and archival film enthusiast Richard Hall will curate a selection of films and clips that show how the teaching of the constitution has changed over time; from slick 1950s animated shorts to very bad wigs in the 1980s.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER In addition to being Co-Host of the Documentary Roundtable and a Docs In Progress teaching artist, Richard Hall is also a documentary shooter, editor, producer, and history buff. He is co-producer of American Feud, a documentary which explores historical and contemporary perspectives on liberalism and conservatism in the United States. He is also a shooter and editor for American Artifacts, a program of C-Span.
ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS Docs In Progress is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building community through documentary. We do this through a variety of programs including classes, workshops, filmmaker roundtables, and screenings of both in-progress and completed works. We have presented screenings of alumni and community member works in Takoma Park as part of the We Are Takoma program since 2012. Find out more about other Docs In Progress programs.
Admission is FREE thanks to the support from the City of Takoma Park and the Maryland Film Office. Docs In Progress is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and people like you.