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George Stoney's dedication to his craft

Posted at 4:17 PM on February 16, 2006 by Euan Kerr

There's a special treat for Twin Cities film-goers this Friday when George Stoney presents his latest film "Getting Out" at the Bell Auditorium on the U of M campus. Stoney has been making films since 1946, and was one of the early advocates of using video as a tool for social change. He's made dozens of films over the years, including many as the National Film Board of Canada "Producer for Change."

"Getting Out" is about the impact of a theater program on inmates at Sing Sing prison in New York. Stoney will discuss the film, and comment on a montage of clips from some of his other films.

Stoney was actually here at MPR a couple of days ago to do an interview with Mary Lucia on the Current. The Movie MAven described the 90 year old film maker as "very cute." They aren't going to run the interview till next week, but we'll put up a link when it's ready.

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