Schnitzer Cinema: "Citizen Blue" with Richard Blue and director Daniel Miller

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:00pm

James Blue, who grew up in Portland and majored in Theater at the University of Oregon, went on to direct films. One  was nominated for an Academy Award and another won the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His landmark Civil Rights documentary, The March, was admitted into the prestigious National Film Registry. Blue was a pioneering film professor at UCLA, Rice University, and the American Film Institute, where his students included Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Schrader, and Jim Morrison. UO SOJC Professor Daniel Miller will present the world premiere of his documentary on Blue, the unjustly neglected American master, featuring rare clips and images from the James Blue Archive in UO Special Collections and interviews with Blue’s legendary colleagues David MacDougall, George Stevens, Jr., Joan Churchill, Colin Young, and many others.