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Event kicks off a series of events designed to bring attention to the "Moving Wall" coming in Oct 12 - 16 by our local VVA Chapter 218.
This doc won the 1995 Academy Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - see it on the bigger screen with an audience. The best way to share this authentically moving experience !
The story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its inspiring creator reveals the contentious origins of the memorial in Washington, D.C. and tells the story of Maya Lin, a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture firms from around the world, Lin’s plan was selected by a panel of experts commissioned by the memorial’s founders from more than 1,000 different designs.
For such a young and unknown artist to be chosen for this honor is just the start to what will become a very public battle over her design. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional “Wall.” And what began as one of the country’s most disputed public monuments became one of the world’s most inspirational and frequently visited memorials.
This riveting and dramatic portrait of Maya Lin, which won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, is told through interviews and archival footage and reaches back to show the genesis for the idea behind the memorial. Directed and written by Freida Lee Mock.
The film screens Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30pm at the Plaza Playhouse Theater, Carpinteria and is part of the public educational outreach programs of VVA Chapter 218 as it prepares to bring The Moving Wall--a 253-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial--to Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, October 12-17.
Tickets for “Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision” are $5 and available in advance on line at www.plazatheatercarpinteria.com or at the box office the evening of the show. Seating is limited. Doors will open at to the public at 6:45pm and there will a short presentation about The Moving Wall prior to the film’s showing.
For more information about Chapter 218 and The Moving Wall go to: www.vvachapter218.org
The Plaza Playhouse Theater is located at 4916 Carpinteria Ave. and is wheel chair accessible and ADA complaint. It offers a full concession stand, plus beer and wine for patrons over 21. Plenty of free street and lot parking is nearby within easy walking distance of the theater.