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Briscoe Center Hosts Oct. 28 Screening of
An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story

Eddie Adams in Vietnam, February 1966. Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive, DBCAH; di_05310. ©AP
Eddie Adams in Vietnam, February 1966. Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive, DBCAH; di_05310. ©AP

Eddie Adams Gallery
Eddie Adams Exhibit
Photojournalism

"If An Unlikely Weapon is playing in a city near you, go."
                                                                         — Esquire

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History will host a screening of the documentary An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story on Oct. 28, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium. The documentary will be followed by remarks by David Hume Kennerly, Alyssa Adams, and Cindy Adkins.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

An Unlikely Weapon is an award-winning documentary about the life of acclaimed photojournalist Eddie Adams, whose photographic archive was recently donated to the Briscoe Center by his widow, Alyssa Adams. The film explores Adams’s career, notably the complex legacy of his most famous image: "Saigon Execution," which won the Pulitzer Prize. Narrated by Keifer Sutherland, the film features extensive interviews with Eddie Adams, his family and friends, and his colleagues, including Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, David Hume Kennerly, Morley Safer, Nick Ut, Bob Schieffer, Hal Buell, Kerry Kennedy, and Gordon Parks.

The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium is located in the Edgar A. Smith Building, 200 E. MLK Blvd. (MLK Blvd. at Congress). See map & directions. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd. If you park in Brazos Garage, bring your parking ticket to the Blanton Museum of Art gift shop for validation for a reduced parking fee of $3.00. Validation is only available PRIOR to the event.

For more information, call (512) 495-4609, or email cah@austin.utexas.edu.

 

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