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Walker Moving Image Department: A History



The history of the Walker’s Moving Image department is examined since its formation in 1973. Interviews conducted by moving image curator Sheryl Mousley include former curators John Hanhardt, Melinda Ward, Richard Peterson, and Bruce Jenkins, who talk about their time at the Walker. Learn about the launch of the Ruben/Bentson Collection and the scope of screenings, including the rare presentation of Abel Gance’s epic film Napolean. Also highlighted are the cross-disciplinary Expanding the Frame series, Filmmakers in Conversation, and the ongoing Walker Dialogue and Retrospective program celebrating contemporary and international cinema. 2014, 77 minutes.

Major support to preserve, digitize, and present the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.