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Flick Out
May Day
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Series Description

Originally aired on May 22, 1968 as a four and a half hour marathon showcasing young filmmakers. Hosted by Standish Lawder, Yale University film professor, “Flick Out” gave viewers the chance to watch some of the most creative films being produced at that time. It included short documentaries, film essays, animated cartoons and full-length features that illuminated the art of film.

Beginning in July 1968, “Flickout” became a weekly half-hour series, produced by Henry Morgenthau, showing experimental films from both new, young filmmakers, and established craftsmen. Whenever possible Morgenthau interviews the filmmaker whose work is being shown. Series release date: 5/22/1968

Program Description

On May 1, 1970, thousands of Yale students and young people from all over the East gathered on the New Haven Green to protest the imprisonment of Bobby Seale and other Black Panther Leaders. May Day, made by students at Yale University, is about that demonstration.



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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Flick Out; May Day,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A3768410F5249368139752F1F9E80C2.
MLA: “Flick Out; May Day.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A3768410F5249368139752F1F9E80C2>.
APA: Flick Out; May Day. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A3768410F5249368139752F1F9E80C2
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