Wide Lens: Oscar Documentaries
2:30 p.m. Film Screenings
The Battle of Midway,
John Ford for the U.S. Navy, 1942, 18 min.
The War Game,
Peter Watkins, 1966, 48 min.
The Weather Underground,
Sam Green, 2002, 92 min.
Sam Green in attendance.
Ford melds documentary footage and polished narration for a groundbreaking depiction of WWII, the BBC-produced docudrama The War Game
imagines the impact of a nuclear explosion on a rural town, and Green tells the story of the militant radical group the Weathermen.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
About "Wide Lens: Oscar Documentaries":
SFMOMA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and California College of the Arts copresent a series of Academy Award-nominated and -winning documentaries from the last 40 years. Curated by Rob Epstein, chair of graduate film at CCA, the series commences with a panel discussion on documentary film in public culture.
Sunday programs are Free with Museum admission.
Official Website: http://www.sfmoma.org/calendar/calendar_event.asp?eventid=1012&etype=2&func=repeat