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Dear Film Scholars,
 
    A revised and updated version of the conference  program is now on the 
web site
for Film & History.  
 
    It looks as though there will be 500 scholars  attending our meeting on 
"The Documentary Tradition," plus a few hundred local  college students eager 
to learn about the genre.  U of North Texas, Texas  Woman's College, and 
UT-Arlington will send large contingents.
 
    Our special, surprise participants are members of  the HANSON band;  they 
will be showing their new documentary entitled  "Strong Enough to Break" and 
will be looking for invitations to campuses around  the country.  They are 
passionate about the need to change the music  industry and want to talk directly 
to young people about their ideas, using the  film as a catalyst for 
discussion.
 
    Editors from The Journal of Popular Culture, The  Journal of American 
Culture, Film & History, Post Script, the  Literature/Film Quarterly, the Journal 
of Popular Film and Television, the  Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and 
Television will be at the meeting and  have a session on the evening of 
November 8th in the large Flagship  Auditorium.
 
    Special sessions with scholars Ray Fielding and  Betsy McLane and Robert 
B. Toplin.  Many other senior scholars roaming the  halls, to include our 
Founder, John E. O'Connor.
 
    Special film artists:  D.A. Pennebaker and  Chris Hegedus, Glen Marcus, 
the
Mondells with direct discussion of their work.  Other filmmakers  showing and 
telling
in our video rooms.
 
    Books exhibits with Scholar's Choice and special  book signing for the 
authors in our
midst.
    
    Special display by Keith  Wheelock of our new  "Documentary Archive" on 
the web site;
Keith will be soliciting reviewers for the reference source. 
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    The full span of areas for the meeting plus the  revised and updated 
program are on the
web site:
 
    _www.filmandhistory.org_ (http://www.filmandhistory.org) 
 
Be there or be square!
 
Peter Rollins
Film & History
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