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iW NEWS | IDA Celebrates 25 With Pare Lorentz

iW NEWS | IDA Celebrates 25 With Pare Lorentz

The International Documentary Association, in celebration of its 25th anniversay, will present the Pare Lorentz Film Festival from October 18-21, 2007 in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theater. For the first time in Los Angeles, all four of Pare Loretnz‘s films will screen together: 1936’s “The Plow That Broke the Plains,” 1938’s “The River,” 1941’s “The Fight For Life” and 1946’s “Nuremberg.” In addition to Lorentz’s films, the festival will also screen all past recipients of the IDA’s Pare Lorentz Award, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Those winners, in chornological order, are: “Mandela,” “Nach Saison,” “Where the Sky Meets the Land,” “SUGIHARA-Conspiracy of Kindess,” “Island Out of Time,” “In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01,” “Berga: Soldiers of Another War,” “Oil on Ice,” “America’s Last Landscape: The Tall Grass Prairie” and “An Inconvenient Truth.” According to the IDA, the films were considered on the basis of “demonstrating one or more of Lorentz’s central concerns – the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems.” [Peter Knegt]

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