Tonight in NYC: "Eddie Adams: Saigon '68"

November 13, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

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7:45 PM, Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 - IFC Center - Buy Tickets

Expected to Attend: Douglas Sloan, Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer, Hal Buell, Bill Eppridge, James S. Robbins
WORLD PREMIERE "Photographs do lie," said Eddie Adams who took one of the Vietnam War's most arresting photos of a point-blank execution. Filmmaker Douglas Sloan (Elliott Erwitt: I Bark at Dogs) investigates this famous image, revealing the complicated back-story of Adams and Nguyen Ngoc Loan, seen in the photo pulling the trigger. Sloan will screen his 15 min short featuring interviews with Peter Arnett, Bill Eppridge, Richard Pyle, Morley Safer and Bob Schieffer; followed by a live conversation about Adams' legacy and the questions raised by the film.

Co-presented with the International Center of Photography.

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Director:Douglas Sloan
Producer: Tania Sethi
Cinematographer: Jack Donnelly
Editor: Charly Bender
Music: Hank Aberle
Running Time: 15 min

Related: Interview with  "Saigon '68" Director Douglas Sloan

"It quickly became obvious that the story was not about the photograph but rather is the story of perception: of how a man takes a picture, the world responds, and that response leads him to a more nuanced, truthful understanding of the power of the media, the evils of war, and the complexities of human nature — Eddie Adams' included."


Tags: Vietnam Bill Eppridge Eddie Adams Street execution of a Viet Cong prisoner Saigon war photography