Words & Film Sunday Matinee@EMPL presents

Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Eastern Monroe Public Library

The Words & Film Sunday Matinee continues with a presentation of a film entitled "Alice's Ordinary People" by filmmaker Craig Dudnick on Sunday October 6th at 2 PM.

Alice Tregay’s story: ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice.

Filmmaker, Craig Dudnick is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University. In 1982, he received a national award for his camerawork on the syndicated television program, PM Magazine. The following year, he founded Imagine Video Productions®, eventually gaining clients from Europe, Japan, and at ABC News. For the latter he covered the Democratic National Convention, in 1996 (as news cameraman).

While an undergraduate at Northwestern, Craig grew close to Mrs. Viola Hillsman and her husband Tinsley, whom he worked with in the kitchen of a campus fraternity. His lifelong friendship with the couple was the subject of an episode of the NPR radio program, “The Story with Dick Gordon.”

After Mrs. Hillsman passed away at age 100, a number of her friends shared personal accounts of their struggles against racism in Evanston, Illinois. This became the basis of Craig’s documentary, “Evanston’s Living History”.

Fellow Evanstonian Alice Tregay liked the film and asked Craig to make a second documentary--this one about the Chicago Freedom Movement. The result was “Alice’s Ordinary People”.

 On Sunday October 6th at 2 PM, Craig Dudnick  will show  “Alice’s Ordinary People” and will talk about the film, his years with Hillsman and the film’s namesake, Alice Tregay, known for her work fighting segregation

      Free admission.   For further information please call 570-421-0800x316 or visit www.monroepl.org





Eastern Monroe Public Library
1002 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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