Projections of America by Peter Miller (USA, 2015, 52 min.). Directed by Boston-area native Peter Miller (Jews in Baseball: An American Love Story). When American forces liberated Europe from the Nazis, a campaign was launched to improve the image of Americans in the eyes of the Europeans, consisting of 26 propaganda films produced by Jewish Academy Award winner Robert Riskin. Portraying an idealized version of America — cowboys, school children, farmers, and new immigrants — the films were locked in archives for nearly seventy years. This film brings to light the incredible story of the way they affected the world we know today. Narrated by John Lithgow. In English, French, and German with English subtitles.
Screening with a newly restored print of “Autobiography of a Jeep.” Discussion with director follows screening.