5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
6 pm doors, 7 pm event
All ages welcome
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Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
6 pm doors, 7 pm eventAll ages welcome
Presented by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer
on declassified FBI documents, The Maury Island Incident tells the
incredible, tragic and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947,
alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, WA. This event sparked “the summer of
the saucers,” the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of “Men in
Black” and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly
to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.
us for a film screening/Q&A about the 1947 Maury Island Incident, which
prompted the original “Men in Black” appearance, popularized by Hollywood,
presented by directors Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer.
Edmiston works as an independent feature film screenwriter and producer. He is
also an attorney with 25 years of experience practicing business, litigation
intellectual property, and entertainment law. Edmiston is a frequent teacher,
advisor, and speaker on film and film industry issues. He has shown his films
at a variety of festivals including: Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle
International Film Festival, Big Island Film Festival, Ashland and Port
Wrote and Directed the award-winning short The Day My Parents Became Cool,
which was shot entirely in the south Puget Sound area.
more information on Edmiston’s screen credits and films, including cast
information, trailer videos and release dates on IMDb.
Schaefer is a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (Bill Nye the
Science Guy, PBS/Disney) with over 33 years’ experience in media, including
over 20 as a Director and Producer, six of which were spent in the trenches of
directing credits includes for the TV shows Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!
(Showtime) where he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding
Directing in a Reality Show (2005), Sightings (a UFO show for Paramount
Pictures), The Arsenio Hall Show (Paramount), Totally Hidden Video
(Fox), The Late Show (Fox), Fox On-Air Promotions, Almost Live!
(KING-TV, where he won 6 Local Emmy Awards) and many others in-between.
currently runs a network of seven local blogs for an area south of Seattle called
South King Media, which includes the award-winning B-Town Blog.
a full list of credits and a Demo Reel, visit http://www.scottso.net.
more information on the Maury Island Incident Historical Society:
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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