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  All Day Ninth Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival   9th Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival to explore documentary films The historic river town of Cairo in southern Illinois, an independent record store, a Chilean music festival and more come to center stage as the 9th Annual Embarras Valley Film Festival explores documentary films Nov. 2 and 7-9 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Six film screenings will feature award-winning documentaries by EIU and Southern Illinois University faculty members, southern Illinois filmmakers, and a duo of British filmmakers accompanied by panel discussions with the films’ directors and producers and film critic introductions. The festival will also include a stop motion animation workshop and film screenings for youths, and a short documentary competition for area students. Schedule of Events Saturday, November 2 Tarble Arts Center Classroom 10:00am-1:00pm Stop Motion Animation Workshop for area youths led by Gabe Przygoda. To register for the workshop, call the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu. Thursday, November 7 Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall 3:30-5:30pm Film screenings of Between Two Rivers, 2012 and 778 Bullets, 2010 with introductions by Robin Murray 7:00pm Film screening of Expedition Nature's Realm: The Anthropocene Era, 2007 with introduction by filmmaker Cameron Craig Film screening of Walls of Sound: A Look Inside the House of Records, 2012 with introduction by filmmaker David Gracon Friday, November 8 Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall 7:00pm Film screening of Piedra Roja, 2011 with introduction by filmmaker Gary Fritz and discussion led by film critic Chuck Koplinski Saturday, November 9 Tarble Arts Center Atrium 2:00pm Matinee: Stop Motion & Student Documentary Films 6:30pm Premiere performance of “America, Illinois” by Stace England and the Salt Kings followed by a screening of Confidence Man, 2012 with introduction by Bob Streit, director and Stace England, producer; discussion led by Dann Gire “We hope everyone will come to this year’s Embarras Valley Film Festival to experience these remarkable documentaries,” Murray said. “With topics ranging from history to music to the environment, we have a variety of films to please a broad audience. It’s a magnificent event not to be missed.” The EVFF is a yearly event honoring a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of east-central Illinois. Past festivals have honored Gregg Toland, William Phipps, Burl Ives, James Jones, Joan Allen, Lincoln, Silent Films & Illinois, Films For and About Children and Young Adults, and Gene Hackman. This year’s festival is sponsored by the EIU College of Arts and Humanities, the Tarble Arts Center, Doudna Fine Arts Center, and Booth Library along with community support for the Coles County Arts Council and City of Charleston Tourism funds. All festival events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Murray at rlmurray@eiu.edu or Kit Morice, co-project director, at kmorice@eiu.edu, call the Tarble Arts Center at 217-581-2787 or visit the website at castle.eiu.edu/~evff/.