The Thin Blue Line Screening and Q&A
The Maryland Institute College of Art Film & Video Department present a free screening and discussion of classic crime documentary The Thin Blue Line at the SNF Parkway Theatre. Screening followed by a Q&A with film editor Paul Barnes and MICA faculty member Allen Moore. RSVP reccomended.
Among the most important documentaries ever made, The Thin Blue Line, by Errol Morris, erases the border between art and activism. A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the M**der of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime.
Incorporating stylized reenactments, penetrating interviews, and haunting original music by Philip Glass, Morris uses cinema to build a case forensically while effortlessly entertaining his viewers. The Thin Blue Line effected real-world change, proving film’s power beyond the shadow of a doubt.