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Vietnam: An Inner View

Published: February 18, 2020

IOOF Spencer Butte Lodge Hosts Screening

Thursday, February 27 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Eugene, OR - The Eugene International Film Festival and  Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, presents the award-winning video “Vietnam: An Inner View,” Thursday, February 27th, 6-8:30 p.m. 

The screening will be a a fundraiser for the IOOF Spencer
Butte Lodge with the proceeds being used to expand its use as an event facility. A suggested donation of $10 per person is 
appreciated.

Hearty appetizers will be served. Limited free parking is available in the IOOF plaza and free on-street parking begins at 6 p.m. 
The screening will start at 6:15 p.m. 

Marc WaszkiewiczSgt. Marc C. Waszkiewicz (Ret.) won a camera in a card game on his way to Vietnam in 1967. With it, when not involved in mission critical assignments, he photographed thousands of scenes during his three  Vietnam combat tours. They span the full spectrum of images a combat zone can provide, from personal
friendships, to firepower, to “Dear John” letters. His captivating photographs present a compassionate  “eyes wide open” look at day-to-day life on the ground. 

Lea Jones was a tree hugging hippie, teacher, songwriter, and a conscientious objector in waiting in those days. About two decades after the Vietnam war ended, he and Sgt. Waszkiewicz would meet. They became a filmmaking odd couple, creating “Vietnam: An Inner View” from Marc’s pictures and his video interviews with former brothers in arms. Jones and Waszkiewicz then collaborated on writing and recording the original award-winning score, a collection of era-specific rock tunes detailing life in country circa 1968.

Altogether, their work is a heart-tugging, and often amusing collection of shared experiences. Marc’s progression from wide-eyed recruit, to jaded three tour veteran, to fully disabled PTSD veteran is woven throughout. Many who have watched “Vietnam: An Inner View” have been deeply moved. Q & A sessions following the screening are believed to have healing powers.

The DVD package, which includes the sound track CD, and separately, the “1000 Yard Stare” photobook will be available for purchase at the screening. They are also available online: VietnamInnerView.com.

Mr. Bill Filley, Ride Captain of the annual coast to coast Tribute to Fallen Soldiers NW Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride, has helped organize this presentation. The Torch Motorcycle Ride begins in Eugene, OR and ends at the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Rebekah’s are proudly supporting this event by providing the IOOF Spencer Butte Lodge, food service and venue operations.

EIFF Contact: Mike Dilley, Executive Director, Eugene International Film Festival, 541.683.1400,
541.359.7306, eugenefilmfest@gmail.com

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.743.8770; 800.547.5445

Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $676 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2017. EugeneCascadesCoast.org