Schnitzer Cinema opens its 2016-17 Season with Cheryl Dunn’s “Everybody Street”

This annual film series begins on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and features Skype with director Cheryl Dunn


EUGENE, Ore. -- (October 7, 2016) – The 2016-17 Schnitzer Cinema will be devoted to the theme “In the Street,” with films that capture a range of subjects from street photography to Occupy Wall Street. Films are accompanied by guest speakers,  in person or via Skype. Programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of media arts, screenings begin at 7 p.m.


On Wednesday, October 19, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Schnitzer Cinema series will open with the showing of “Everybody Street” and will include a Skype talk with director Cheryl Dunn. “Everybody Street” captures the innate perseverance and adrenaline-inducing dangers that are the daily experience of New York City’s iconic street photographers. The documentary features photographers Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Ricky Powell, and Jamel Shabazz.


“Cheryl Dunn is herself a street photographer” says Herskowitz, “and she has produced an illuminating look at how some great street photographers manage to create indelible images.”


On Wednesday, November 9, at PLC 180, the series will continue with a deeper look at one of Dunn’s subjects, “Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer,” directed by Charlie Ahearn. Jamel Shabazz has documented New York street life, most famously in his legendary images of the early hip hop scene, collected in his book “Back in the Days.”  That film will be hosted by Dr. Andre Sirois, who teaches hip-hop culture in Cinema Studies.


The Schnitzer Cinema series is cosponsored by Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department of English.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


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