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Film: Art in the Face of War

Film director David E. Baugnon will introduce "Art in the Face of War," an award-winning documentary, at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Orange Hall Gallery amidst the large exhibit "War in the Arts: Redeeming Spirits."

Baugnon’s comprehensive talk will explain the concept and organization of the film and will include time for Q & A.

The film recounts the service of eight World War II artist/veterans through their riveting stories told in late-life interviews that have been described in a review excerpt from The Stamford  [CT] Times as giving “clear-eyed details, [such that] they could be recalling the events from last week." The stories as shown through their art, chronicle WWII from the perspective of these young soldiers who, as visual artists, used their respective medium -- paint, pencil, charcoal, or camera – in journalism as a tactical tool, and as a means of preserving their own sanity as they confronted the inhumanities of war.

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs