A double feature of Oscar-nominated documentary films will be in the spotlight next month when the St. John Film Society begins its 2013 Visiting Filmmaker Series.
Jim Klein will introduce and discuss his film, Union Maids, an oral history of women and the labor movement in the 1930s. Tom Shepard will show his PBS-funded documentary, Scout's Honor, focusing on the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy. Together the filmmakers have directed and worked on about a dozen other films.
Through grants and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, and St. John Community Foundation, the Society brings filmmakers to the island both to screen their films and to meet with audiences interested in hearing about the film-making process.
Both films will be shown March 5 at the St. John School of the Arts.