Richard Blue

Richard Blue Introduces The Olive Trees Of Justice/Hollywood Theatre, Oct. 11, 1:00 PM

On Oct. 11 at 1:00 PM, Richard Blue, the brother of director James Blue, will introduce THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE, an extremely rare film which won the Critics Prize at Cannes in 1962. James Dormeyer, friend and colleague of James Blue, will co-introduce.

Pélégri and I wanted to show the complexity of any such situation; that it can’t be reduced to villainous people and good people – the good guys and the bad guys. How can a past, which seems so happy, produce this present which is in such chaotic form? James Blue

James Blue was Oregon’s first Oscar nominee. He was born in Tulsa, grew up in Portland, and graduated from the University of Oregon.

More info about James Blue here.


Richard Blue unveiled the new James and Richard Blue Foundation at the opening event of Mid Century Oregon Genius on Oct. 10, 2014. James Ivory, Tim Rhys and Claudia Johnson in the background.


James Blue, a life in conversation/Hollywood Theatre, Oct. 11, 2014, 2:30 PM


“He learned more by conversation than anyone I knew.” Gerald O’Grady

On Oct. 11, at 2:30 PM, following the screening of THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE, three panelists who knew James Blue will talk us through his life. Using archival photos from the Blue Collection to structure the narrative, we will progress conversationally from Tulsa to Portland to Eugene to Paris, then to Algiers, where OLIVE TREES was made, and back to the US. Discussion will include his embrace of documentary, his 1969 Oscar nomination, and his dual identity as filmmaker and educator.

Panelists: Richard Blue, James Dormeyer, Gill Dennis.

More info about James Blue here.

This event cosponsored by The James and Richard Blue Foundation.