press release

Known internationally for his ground-breaking documentary films, James Blue (1930-1980) was an artist, an educator, and an advocate of experimentation in the non-fiction form. A professor at the University at Buffalos Department of Media Study in the early 1970s, Blue influenced a generation of media makers and worked tirelessly to promote the craft of telling true stories with moving images. This retrospective will feature screenings of rare prints of Blues films and include discussions with some of his colleagues including Gerald O´Grady, PhD.


The Work of James Blue
Reception and screening/presentation
by Gerald O´Grady