7:30 - 8:00 PM -- Filmmaker's Talk
In collaboration with the "Anti-Censorship Initiative" --
a series of events on artistic license and responsibility,
Richard Myers will be talking about his 50-year career as
an experimental filmmaker. In the progression of his work, Richard used evocative symbolism -- both universally accepted and socially taboo -- to create surreal, subconscious associations in the viewer. He will also address his use of non actors -- students, personal friends and family members -- and the challenges he faced with issues of both confidentiality and artistic freedom and responibility.
8:00 - 10:00 PM -- Film Screening
Marjory's Diary is a personal narrative -- an exquisite film of his mother's personal life and the effect that the films of her time had on her perspective of the world. He uses his mother's Depression-era diaries to tell her story.
The film is historically compelling as well in its depiction of the interplay between local and international events and the personal narrative. It includes many referential descriptions of Akron / Canton / Cleveland in the 1930's and 40's.