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Wolfsonian Presents Free Monthly Doc Film Series
(originally released on 1/5/2007)


The Wolfsonian-FIU and WPBT Channel 2 are pleased to present Cinema 2 at The Wolf, a new monthly documentary film series beginning January 2007.

American Masters: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens will kick off the series on Friday, January 19 at 7 pm. The documentary features Leibovitz, arguably
America's most influential woman photographer, best known for photographing the rich and famous and documenting the horrors of war. For perhaps the first time, the photographer is on the other side of the lens. And it's her younger sister Barbara, a filmmaker, who is pointing the camera.

On Friday, February 9 at 7 pm, Cinema 2 at The Wolf presents American Experience: New York Underground. Ever since its grand opening in 1904, New York City's
subway has remained the largest subway system in the world, with more than 700 miles of track and a billion passengers per year. This comprehensive program
chronicles the challenges faced by the engineers, miners, immigrants, and residents who endured multiple hardships during the construction of the New York City
subway.

On Friday, March 16 at 7 pm Independent Lens: Stolen illustrates the events of two thieves who executed the largest art heist in modern history by dressing as
police officers and gaining entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen, Vermeer's The Concert is
thought to be the world's most valuable stolen painting ever.

Finally, on Friday, April 20 at 7 pm, Normandie: A Legendary Liner retells the accounts of the last crossing made by the Normandie on May 29, 1935. Normandie the last ship of the Transatlantic General Company left Le Havre Harbor in France on its 139th and final Atlantic crossing, en route to New York. The famed liner was known as the giant of the seas because it embodied technical genius and boasted the best of the French ornamental art of the era. Designed as the symbol of national pride and intended for luxury tourism, Normandie was a high-speed architectural achievement — she was the largest, fastest, and most sumptuously decorated ocean liner of all time. The film relives the splendor of a ship and an era.

All screenings will be held at The Wolfsonian. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 305.535.2644 or julia@thewolf.fiu.edu. All programs in the series are part of WPBT's broadcast line-up, scheduled to air on Channel 2 within the month the film is presented. For more information, please contact 305.424.4040, ellen_soto@wpbt.org or visit www.channel2.org.




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