Film: MORE THAN WORDS: The Photography of Newsman Bob Paley

Friday, December 28, 2018

Called “a poet with a camera”, photojournalist Bob Paley served Albany’s Knickerbocker News for nearly 30 years.  Also a contributor to the legendarily selective Time-Life publications, Paley had the uncanny ability – with a single photo –  to capture the mood, the moment and the meaning of the forces that rocked mid-twentieth century America, whether they be Woodstock, Vietnam, the Kennedy brothers, or the American struggle for civil rights.

More Than Words also tells the story of how a small upstate New York community coped with the powerful forces unleashed in America as our country came of age in the years following World War II.  Drawing heavily from Paley’s photo library, the film additionally includes valuable and fascinating personal testimony from those who lived through the turbulent times.   

A panel discussion on photojournalism and non-fiction filmmaking moderated by Proctors creative director and photographer Richard Lovrich will follow the screening.  Panelists include historian and co-writer Patrick J. Bulgaro, photojournalists Michael P. Farrell and Cindy Hasbrouck Schultz, co -director Jon Russell Cring, director of photography and editor Tracy Nicole Cring, and – Bob Paley’s daughter – filmmaker Mary Paley.

Not Rated.  85 minutes plus post-screening Q&A.

December 28 at 7pm

$9 Adults; $6 Seniors, Students w/ID

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