CDS publishing intern Joel Mora recently produced an original trailer for Death Row, a documentary filmed in 1979 by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian illustrating life on cell block J in Ellis Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections. A DVD of Death Row is included in Jackson and Christian’s new book, In This Timeless Time: Living & Dying on Death Row in America, published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. Both the film and the book reveal the world of Death Row prisoners and offer an unflinching commentary on the judicial system and the fates of the men the authors met on the Row.
For more information on In This Timeless Time, click here.
Jackson and Christian will sign copies of the book at CDS in conjunction with a reception for Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland, curated by Bruce Jackson.
Thursday, April 19, 6–9 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.
Talk by Bruce Jackson, followed by a book signing with Jackson and Diane Christian
In conjunction with a reception for Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland, curated by Bruce Jackson
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Bruce Jackson is James Agee Professor of American Culture and SUNY Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is author of numerous books and films. Diane Christian, a poet, scholar of religious literature, and documentarian, is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo.