Eugene International Film Festival
“A Marine Sergeant and a Tree Hugging Hippie Have Made a Movie”
Vietnam: An Inner View
Sgt. Marc C. Waszkiewicz (Ret.) won a camera in a card game on his way to Vietnam in 1967. With it, he photographed thousands of scenes during his three Vietnam combat tours. His captivating photographs present a compassionate “eyes wide open” look at day-to-day life, from personal friendships to “Dear John” letters.
Lea Jones, who did not serve, was a tree-hugging hippie, teacher, songwriter, and a conscientious objector in waiting at that time. He and Sgt. Waszkiewicz met two decades after the Vietnam war had ended. They became a filmmaking odd couple, creating “Vietnam: An Inner View” from Marc’s pictures and his video interviews with former brothers in arms. Jones and Waszkiewicz then collaborated on writing and recording the original award-winning score, a collection of era-specific rock tunes detailing life “in country,” circa 1968.
Both filmmakers will be attending for a Q&A after the screening. Altogether, their work is a heart-tugging and often amusing collection of shared experiences. Marc’s progression from wide-eyed recruit, to jaded three tour veteran, to fully disabled PTSD veteran is woven throughout. Many who have watched “Vietnam: An Inner View” have been deeply moved.
“Vietnam: An Inner View” (74 minutes) will be shown Thursday evening, February 27th, 6:00-8:30 PM, at the Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1233 Charnelton St. Suggested donation of $10.00. Hearty appetizers will be served as well as popcorn.
The American Gandhi Premiere – EIFF 2015
This video showcases the red carpet event for the premiere of The American Gandhi (dir. Joseph Mungra) at the 2015 Eugene International Film Festival. Mungra and company won the award for Best Film.
Filmmaker cultures and countries typically submitting to the festival:
- Native American Nations
- The Netherlands
- Palestinian Territories
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
- US Virgin Islands and The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico