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DC – History Film Forum – Mar 9-12 – FREE

Can movies be good history teachers?
Introducing the 2017 History Film Forum; the premier film festival focused on history in the United States. A free multi-day exploration of history on the screen from March 9-12, 2017, the Forum brings together the nation’s top filmmakers, film viewers, and scholars in conversation about what history we do – and do not – learn from watching movies, documentaries, and television.

Join for free screenings, exclusive premieres, intensive panels, and more over the course of this four-day event. From feature documentaries premieres to unique use of the computer screen, the 2017 History Film Forum will examine themes of diversity and access in history filmmaking and ask: how does what we watch shape what we believe?

Scroll down for a peek at the schedule or register for sessions online:


Thursday, March 9

1:00 pm- Discussion

TOWER (2016)

3:00 pm- Screening & Discussion

Slavery by Another Name (2012)

6:00 pm- Keynote Address

Douglas Blackmon & Sam Pollard

7:30 pm- Screening & Discussion

TIMELESS (2016-present)


Friday, March 10

11:00 am- Screening & Discussion

The Real Mad Men of Advertising (2017)

1:00 pm- Panel

The Responsibilities of History Filmmakers

3:00 pm- Screening & Discussion

The Loving Story (2012)

7:00 pm- Screening & Discussion

The Great War (2017)


Saturday, March 11

11:00 am- Panel

Women in Filmmaking

1:00 pm- Panel

Inside Crash Course

4:00 pm- Screening

An Outrage (2017)

7:00 pm- Screening

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2017)


Sunday, March 12

11:00 am- Masterclass

Innovative Formats in History Media

1:00 pm- Screening & Discussion

The Chinese Exclusion Act (2017)

4:00 pm- Panel

Hollywood Shuffle? Black History on Film

7:00 pm- Performance & Discussion

The Jazz Ambassadors


Click here for more information and to register for free: