"America's Deadliest Battle: An Experiential Film of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive "
8:00 PM Monday, September 25, 2017
"Missing, Broken, and Forgotten: The Never Ending Challenges of Filmmaking"
3:00 PM Monday, September 25, 2017
Please join us for a seminar and lecture with Jo Throckmorton, an independent film maker. Since graduating in 1987 from Wabash College, Mr. Throckmorton has had a distinguished career as a video producer, director, and actor in Bloomington, Indiana. He has won numerous professional awards during the past two decades, including a 2014 nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement by the prestigious Directors Guild of America. His credits as a director include feature films and commercial productions. At Indiana University where Mr. Throckmorton is an adjunct faculty member, he teaches media production techniques and studio production. He also conducts seminars and classes on video and film making. From 1995 to 2005, he worked with a production company in Indianapolis as the Creative Director and eventually as President before setting out on his own. He now runs his own company, Blue Ace Media.
The American Battle Commission chose Mr. Throckmorton to direct a documentary film about the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of June 1918. This was the largest independent American engagement against the Imperial German Army during the First World War. American soldiers suffered an estimated 110,000 casualties during the offensive, more than 2300 per day. Fourteen thousand American soldiers are buried in the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery. Most of the actors in the film are from the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard.” The regiment has served since 1784 and is the Army’s oldest active duty infantry unit. Advising him on the film was the American Battle Commission’s Deputy Secretary and historian Rob Dalessandro.
The seminar will focus on Mr. Throckmorton’s varied experiences in the film industry.
THe seminar and lecture are free and open to the public.