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This week's Sound and Motion: "Treasures from the State Film Library"

Posted: February 23, 2012 - 1:03am

The final installment in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Films in February portion of the Sound and Motion series will be offered this Friday. “Treasures from the State Film Library” will include vintage films and videos from the basement of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections. Films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Egan Lecture Hall on the UAS Auke Lake campus.

This is the third year the university has offered the historical film series. This year’s edition, led by Media Specialist Damon Stuebner, will feature seven films, including a humorous 1967 cartoon about how Alaska became a Russian colony, rare 1954 footage of Sen. Ernest Gruening promoting the benefits of Statehood, a National Parks Service film highlighting the beauty of Glacier Bay from the 1970s, and a 1968 Lassie short film shot in the Juneau area.

Themes for the second half the of the Sound and Motion series are Mix It Up in March and Voices in April.

For the complete schedule, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/sound_motion/.

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