A Celebration of Life: Richard N. Blue

A CELEBRATION OF AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
Saturday, September 24th 2022 at Greenspring Cabin on the Blue Ridge. Bluemont, Virginia. (Address provided upon response). There will be a reception in the afternoon at the cabin and a
Sunset Supper across the road at the Twin Oaks Tavern winery.


SCHEDULE: 3:30 TO 6:30 PM RECEPTION
If you would like to share a remembrance of Richard during the afternoon at the cabin please let me know. Time will be set aside to hear personal memories and remarks. If you would rather leave a written message or a recording, a space will be set aside for that as well. Please get out your old photographs to share. I will put them and any memorabilia on a “Remembrance Table.”

RECEPTION RSVP: Richardnblue36@gmail.com

SCHEDULE: 7 TO 9PM. FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE SUNSET SUPPER
At the winery, I hope everyone will share their stories or moments remembered. Please RSVP specifically if you would like to attend the buffet supper in order to confirm a headcount and
participation.

SUPPER RSVP: Richardnblue36@gmail.com
PLEASE RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, OR BY SEPTEMBER 1ST AT THE LATEST.
I am so looking forward to seeing you and sharing some wonderful memories. -Susan
Obituary: https://www.millenniumcremationservice.com/obituaries/richardblue/

Notes:
• If you are planning to come, but are not sure of your arrangements, please indicate tentative attendance.
• Guidance for digital photos to follow
• If you need lodging guidance please let me know.
• If you are willing to host a single or couple of our out-of-town guests, please let me know.
• Ride sharing is encouraged if your schedules align. If you are willing to offer a ride from the DC area please let me know.

In Richard’s memory, if you would like to help advance the work of the James Blue Alliance, please consider contributing through the following GoFundMe Memorial.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-richard-blue?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

The James Blue Project at the University of Oregon: https://jamesblue.uoregon.edu/

James Blue’s The March (1964 Restored)

Watch the 16 minute mini documentary Discovering James Blue (password is: “Discovering James Blue Film 2022” case and space sensitive)

https://vimeo.com/120979936

The James Blue Alliance

The James Blue Alliance (JBA) is a team of scholars and film appreciators which has coalesced around the memory of James Blue, a University of Oregon graduate and postgraduate student who, after a certificate from French based Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) emerged as an award-winning and innovative documentarian.


The purpose of the James Blue Alliance is to bring a great modern documentarian into plain sight by promoting, disseminating, and enhancing the multiple contributions James Blue offered to the
world of cinema and beyond.

Gerold O’Grady Interviews James Blue:

Filmography:

Hamlet, USA, 1951-1952, 8mm film, 40 min

The Silver Spur, USA, 1956, 16mm film

Paris á I’Aube (with Johan van der Keuken), France, 1957, 35mm film, color, 10 min

Une Tragédie en Trois Mauvaises Actions, France, IDHEC, 1958, 35mm film, 5 min

Amal, Algeria, 1960, 35mm film, b/w, sound, 21 min, written and directed by: James Blue, cinematographer: Paul Fougerol, pro­duced by: Les Studios Africa/Georges Derocles, produced for. Direction de I’Agriculture et des Forets, © Georges Derocles

Le Voleur, Algeria, 1960, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 20 min

La Princesse Muette, Algeria, 1960, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 12 min L’Avare, Algeria, 1960, 35mm film, b/w, silent, short

Le Jardin des Roses, Algeria, 1960, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 18 min L’Endormi, Algeria, 1961, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 10 min

Le Menuisier, Algeria, 1961, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 10 min Le Match-de-Catch, Algeria, 1961, 35mm film, b/w, silent, 12 min

Les Oliviers de la Justice [The Olive Trees of Justice], Algeria/France, 1962,35mm film, b/w, sound, 78 min, written by: Jean Pelegri, Sylvain Dhomme, James Blue, after a novel by: Jean Pelegri (1956, Editions Gallimard, Paris), directed by: James Blue, dialogue: Jean Pelegri, cin ematographer: Julius Rascheff with Ouakil Boubekeur, edited by. Su­zanne Gaveau, Marie-Claude Bariset, music: Maurice Jarre, produced by: Les Studio Africa/Georges Derocles, © Georges Derocles

A Letter from Colombia, Colombia/USA, 1962,35mm film, b/w sound, 9:30 min, written, directed, and narrated by: James Blue,          cinema tographer: Stevan Lamer, produced by: United States Information Agency (USIA)

The School at Rincon Santo, Colombia/USA, 1962,35mm film, b/w, sound, 10:40 min, written, directed and narrated by: James Blue, cinematographer: Stevan Larner, produced by: United States Information Agency (USIA)

Evil Wind Out, Colombia/USA, 1962, 35mm film, b/w, sound, 10 min, written, directed and narrated by: James Blue, cinematographer. Stevan Larner, produced by: United States Information Agency (USIA)

The March (The March on Washington, August 28, 1963), USA, 1963-1964, 35mm film, b/w, sound, 32 min, directed and narrated by: James Blue, produced by: United States Information Service (USIS)

A Few Notes on Our Food Problem, Taiwan/lndia/Kenya/Brazil/USA, 1968, 35mm film, color, sound, 35 min, written, directed and narrated by: James Blue, cinematographer and co-director: Stevan Larner, co-written by: Gill Dennis, edited by: Lee Alexander, Meyer Odze, produced by: United States Information Agency (USIA)

Karate Texas (with David MacDougall), USA, 1971-1973, Super 8 film, color, unfinished

Kenya Boran, Parts I and II (with David MacDougall), 1974,16mm film, color, sound, 66 min, directed by: James Blue, David   MacDougall, cinematographer: David MacDougall, sound: James Blue, produced by: Norman Miller in cooperation with National Film School of Great Britain and the ministry of Natural Resources, Government of Kenya, with a grant from the National Science Foundation (USA)

Boran Herdsmen (with David MacDougall), 1974,16mm film, color, 20 min

Boran Women (with David MacDougall), 1974,16mm film, color, 20 min

Harambee – “Pull Together” (with David MacDougall), 1974, 16mm film,   color, 20 min

Who Killed Fourth Ward? A non-fiction Mystery in Three Parts, USA,1976-1977, Super 8 film, transferred to 2 inch video for broadcast, color, sound, produced and directed by: James Blue, cinematogra­pher: Brian Huberman, sound and edited by: Ed Hugetz, with: Tom Wright (Journalist), produced with support from: Media Center at Rice University, Houston, Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), National Endowment for the Arts, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Houston, TX,

Part One: Witnesses, 54:30 min;

Part Two:Suspects, 61:20 min;

Part Three: The Guilty, 57 min

The Invisible City (Houston’s Housing Crisis) (with Adèle Naudé Santos), USA, 1979, Super 8 film and 3k inch video, color, sound, directed by: James Blue, Adèle Naudé Santos, video and film production: Lynn Corcoran, Tom Sims, produced with support from: Texas Committee for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Houston, TX, Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), produced by: SWAMP, humanist advisors: Baruch Brody (Rice University, Houston, Chairman Dept. Philosophy), June Holly (Director, Houston Committee for the Hu­manities and Public Policy), Harold Hyman (Rice University, Chair­man Dept. Sociology), Naomi Lede’ (TSU, Director of Research, Urban Resources Center), William Simon (University of Houston, Professor of Sociology), Maria-Luisa Urdaneta (University of Texas, San Antonio, Medical Anthropologist), Douglas Uzzell (SMU, Urban Anthropologist)

Part #1, 59:30 min

Part #2, 29 min

Part #3, 29 min

Part #4, 29 min

Part #5, 59:30 min

The Invisible City (Summary) (with Adèle Naudé Santos), USA, 1980, Super 8 film and % inch video, color, sound, 60 min, directed by: James Blue, Adèle Naudé Santos, video and film production: Lynn Corcoran, Tom Sims, produced with support from: Texas Committee for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Houston, TX, South­west Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), produced by: SWAMP, humanist advisors: Baruch Brody (Rice University, Houston, Chairman Dept. Philosophy), June Holly (Director, Houston Committee for the Humanities & Public Policy), Harold Hyman (Rice University, Chairman Dept. Sociology), Naomi Lede’ (TSU, Director of Research, Urban Resources Center), William Simon (University of Houston, Professor of Sociology), Maria-Luisa Urdaneta (University of Texas, San Antonio, Medical Anthropolo­gist), Douglas Uzzell (SMU, Urban Anthropologist)

Unproduced scripts

King’s Mountain and Its Heroes (with Richard Blue and Gill Dennis), USA, 1970, script for a feature film

Gill Dennis, Watch for the Razor Act, USA, 1968, script based on an idea and research of James Blue

The March

https://themarch.uoregon.edu/

The March is a documentary by filmmaker James Blue (1930-1980) about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August of 1963. Blue filmed participants as they prepared for the March on Washington in their home cities, followed them as they traveled to Washington, and recorded their reactions as they listened for the first time to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic speech “I Have A Dream” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.