NYFVC presents: In Honor of George Stoney

Each August, New York Film/Video Council honors the life and work of George C. Stoney (1916-2012), a cherished NYFVC past President and board member and a legendary filmmaker, teacher, activist, role model, and citizen, with a film screening. George never failed to inspire each of us with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 -- to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cinema, and his strong commitment to his community.

The Uprising of '34
Produced and directed by George Stoney and Judith Helfand (1995, 87 minutes)
This films tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of southern textile workers. After three weeks the strike was stopped, the strikers denied jobs. Eighty years later this strike is virtually unknown, and union representation in the South still suspect.

Program co-sponsored by The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th St's.)
Third Floor Screening Room

Free and open to the public. Fully accessible to wheelchairs. 
Following the screening, join NYFVC for an Ice Cream Social on the Green Roof above Lincoln Restaurant.