SOHS invites the community to come see The Crime of the D'Autremont Brothers, an award-winning documentary by Portland filmmaker Tom Olsen, Jr., in the Large Meeting Room at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Avenue. The film will be screened at 10 am on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Olsen will present the film and will be available afterwards for discussion.
On October 11, 1923, Ray, Roy, and Hugh d'Autremont held up Train #13 of the Southern Pacific Railroad just outside of Ashland. Four trainmen were murdered. The brothers were found nearly four years later and sentenced to life in prison. The story is told by their lawyer, Noreen McGraw, who fought for their parole, and a documentary filmmaker, Jerry Schneider, who made a 1973 documentary for the 50th anniversary of the crime.
You can view a trailer online: http://vimeo.com/40617444.
The Crime of the D'Autremont Brothers premiered at the 39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival and was a recipient of a 2012 Oregon Film Award.
About the Filmmaker
Tom Olsen, Jr., has been making documentaries for ten years. His other films include Killingsworth and Politics of Sand. He is a graduate of Chapman University's MFA film program. Tom teaches film at Portland Community College and Warner Pacific University, and serves as the Multimedia Production Specialist at the University of Western States.