EDDIE ADAMS DOCUMENTARY "AN UNLIKELY WEAPON" TO SCREEN AT DOLPH BRISCOE CENTER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY
October 24, 2009 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Eddie Adams: Street Execution of a Viet Cong Prisoner, Saigon, 1968
We have previously posted that the photographic archive of renowned photojournalist Eddie Adams has been donated by his widow, Alyssa Adams, to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin. If you happen to be in the Austin area this Wednesday, October 28, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History will host a screening of the documentary An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story on Oct. 28, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium. The documentary will be followed by remarks from David Hume Kennerly, Alyssa Adams and Cindy Adkins.
An Unlikely Weapon is an award-winning documentary about the life of acclaimed photojournalist Eddie Adams, whose photographic archive was recently donated to the Briscoe Center by his widow, Alyssa Adams. The film explores Adams's career, notably the complex legacy of his most famous image: "Saigon Execution," which won the Pulitzer Prize. Narrated by Keifer Sutherland, the film features extensive interviews with Eddie Adams, his family and friends, and his colleagues, including Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, David Hume Kennerly, Morley Safer, Nick Ut, Bob Schieffer, Hal Buell, Kerry Kennedy, and Gordon Parks.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We sincerely hope you can join us. An exhibit of Adams' photographs is on view through January 16, 2010.
The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium is located in the Edgar A. Smith Building, 200 E. MLK Blvd. (MLK Blvd. at Congress, see map & directions). Paid parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd. If you park in Brazos Garage, bring your parking ticket to the Blanton Museum of Art gift shop for validation for a reduced parking fee of $3.00. Validation only available PRIOR to the event.
For more information, visit the Briscoe Center, call (512) 495-4609, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe Gallery of Photography represents Eddie Adams' photographs, click here to view a selection.
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