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SFA to screen 'The Fog of War'

January 4, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "The Fog of War" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, this film by Errol Morris is the story of America as seen through the eyes of former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, McNamara takes viewers on an insider's view of the seminal events of the 20th Century, according to information at errolmorris.com.

From the firebombing of 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo in 1945 to the brink of nuclear catastrophe during the Cuban missile crisis to the devastating effects of the Vietnam War, "The Fog of War" examines the psychology and reasoning of the government decision-makers who send men to war, the website says.

This screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Film Festival, William Arscott, The Liberty Bell, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, Main Street Nacogdoches, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Brad Maule, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens and Jim and Mary Neal.

Prior to the film screening, Michael T. Ricker, who curated "The Devil You Say! The Saintly, and Not So Saintly, in Folk Art," will present a talk at 5:30 p.m. about the exhibition, which closes in Cole Art Center on Saturday, Jan. 16. The exhibition opened Oct. 24 and explores folk art and its relationship to religious and cultural traditions.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.