Taking Alcatraz Screening and Conversation
Presented at the California Historical Society
Thursday, June 15 | 6pm
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Join the California Historical Society (CHS) and New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) for a powerful program that explores the history of the occupation of Alcatraz, from November 20, 1969, to June 11, 1971. Participants include the filmmakers of Taking Alcatraz, as well as the Native Americans who occupied the island and those who supported them. This program is a collaboration between the NUMU’s exhibition Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program, open through June 25, 2017, and the CHS Exhibition Public Program Series for On The Road to the Summer of Love.
First, view the film, Taking Alcatraz, by John Ferry and producer Grace De Soto, then hear and participate in a discussion with photographers, filmmakers, and occupiers of Alcatraz, including Ilka Hartmann, Eloy Martinez, Sacheen Littlefeather, Allan Harrison, Dr. Larry Brilliant, Mary Crowley, and John Ferry.