Through the Lens http://radiowest.kuer.org en Through the Lens: Art and Craft http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-art-and-craft <p>Wednesday we continue our Through the Lens series with “Art and Craft,” an intriguing film about a beguiling man. Mark Landis is soft-spoken, slight of frame and long on talent. His artwork has appeared in museums across America, but really, they’re not his. Landis is an art forger and a self-styled philanthropist who donates his fakes to institutions. The filmmakers Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman join Doug to discuss their film about Landis, his enigmatic past, and the people he’s duped.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:00:56 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 912 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Art and Craft Through the Lens: The Case Against 8 http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-case-against-8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursday, we continue our Through the Lens series with </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Case Against 8. </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2008, thousands of same-sex couples married in California, and the backlash was swift. It came in the form of Prop 8, the statewide ballot that successfully defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The film chronicles the ensuing legal battle that resulted in the first federal recognition of gay marriage. Directors Ben </span>Cotner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Ryan White join us to talk about that journey and the precedent it set.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:47:57 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 893 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: The Case Against 8 Through the Lens: An Honest Liar http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-honest-liar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">James "The Amazing" Randi is a renowned magician and escape artist, but he can't &nbsp;abide charlatans. So he turned his energy to exposing psychics and con-artists with intricate investigations and hoaxes of his own. His story is the focus of a new documentary by Salt Lake filmmaker Tyler </span>Measom<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the latest in our Through the Lens film series. Tuesday, </span>Measom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us to talk about Randi's crusade for truth and how all of us, even "The Amazing" Randi himself, are susceptible to deception.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:48:28 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 860 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: An Honest Liar Through the Lens: Dateline - Saigon http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-dateline-saigon-0 <p>Journalist David&nbsp;Halberstam&nbsp;says when the government is twisting the truth, reporters have their biggest role to play. The new film DATELINE – SAIGON explores that idea through the work of&nbsp;Halberstam&nbsp;and other young reporters who in the early days of the Vietnam War, found themselves at odds with the Kennedy White House, and on a South Vietnamese assassination list. Thursday, director Thomas Herman joins Doug to talk about the journalists who set the standard for front-line war reporting.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:35:39 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 845 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Dateline - Saigon Through the Lens: Wrenched http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-wrenched-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1975, author Edward Abbey published "The Monkey Wrench Gang." The novel – along with Abbey's anarchist environmentalism philosophies – served as a blueprint for direct action and civil disobedience in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>‘80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and even today.&nbsp; A new documentary called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wrenched</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at how Abbey inspired eco-activist groups like </span>EarthFirst<span style="line-height: 1.5;">! and more recently the Occupy Movement. We’re joined Monday by the filmmaker ML Lincoln, who directed </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wrenched</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and by two of Abbey’s close friends, Jack </span>Loeffler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Ken Sanders, to talk about his continuing influence.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:38:15 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 810 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Wrenched Through the Lens: Visitors http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-visitors-0 <p></p><p>Godfrey Reggio’s films aren’t made of the things that compose most movies. They don’t have plots, or narrative structures, or even characters. Instead, his films fuse images with the minimalist music of composer Phillip Glass to, as Reggio says, take the viewer on a journey, the destination of which is inconsequential. Reggio joins us Wednesday to talk about his unique approach to documentary film and to discuss his newest film, <em>Visitors</em>, which explores our evolving relationship with technology.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:29:44 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 797 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Visitors Through the Lens: Our Nixon http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-our-nixon <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 13.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 13.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Monday, we begin our 2014 Through the Lens documentary series with "Our Nixon." Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three top aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. The men were young and idealistic and they had no idea their footage would be seized during the Watergate investigation and they'd all end up in jail.&nbsp;Filmmaker Penny Lane joins Doug to talk about her film, which uses this archival footage to create an intimate portrait of Nixon's White House.<o:p></o:p></p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 23:54:11 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 755 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Our Nixon Through the Lens: Life According to Sam http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-life-according-sam <p>Wednesday we're profiling the film <em>Life According to Sam</em>. Massachusetts teenager Sam Berns has a genetic syndrome called progeria. The name means "prematurely old" and though it's rare, children with the condition show dramatic signs of aging like balding, wrinkled skin, bone loss and heart problems. But Sam's parents – both doctors – weren't willing to accept that he might only live 13 years and they set out to find a treatment. We'll talk to Sam's mother Dr. Leslie Gordon and filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine about family, commitment, sacrifice and hope.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:35:54 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 702 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Life According to Sam Through the Lens: The Square http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-square <p></p><p>Friday, we continue our Through the Lens documentary series with a portrait of activism and unrest from Cairo&#39;s Tahrir Square. The film is called &quot;The Square,&quot; and it offers a window into the emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. Director Jehane Noujaim describes the young Egyptians she follows as revolutionaries armed with nothing more than social media and YouTube videos. She&#39;ll join us to talk about the evolution of a 21<sup>st</sup> century revolution.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:37:51 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 685 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: The Square Through the Lens: Invisible War http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-invisible-war <p><span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">There are 1.5 million active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sexual assault is an increasing problem within those ranks. In many, if not most cases, it's swept under the carpet: only 8 percent of sexual assault cases are prosecuted in the military, and only 2 percent of those cases result in convictions.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick's documentary film <i>The Invisible War</i> sheds light on the suffering of thousands of military rape victims, and Thursday we're rebroadcasting our conversation about it.</span><span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;(Rebroadcast)</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:07:29 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 649 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: Invisible War