Thursday, August 21, 2008

Museum film focuses on black Southern cinema

The following appeared in the August, 21, 2008 edition of The Augusta Chronicle:

"Museum film focuses on black Southern cinema"
Written by Nikasha Dicks
August 21, 2008

The theater at the Augusta Museum of History provides visitors with yet another window to the past.

"Our theater seats about 100 people, and it has a full screen like you would see in a movie theater," said Heather Sellers, the museum's education manager. "It's more engaging, especially for school groups, when you have a theaterlike atmosphere, and it's a good way for them to get specialized information."

Each month, a documentary film is shown in the theater. Past films have included Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives; Cartoons Go to War; and The Rise of the Southern Biscuit. This month's film is on black Southern cinema. (read more...)

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