Film Series Continues in Pittsboro
ChathamArts is sponsoring a unique documentary film forum March 21-22 as part of its ongoing "100-Mile Film Series: Sustainable Cinema" program.
The event, titled "Race in N.C.: Looking Back, Moving Forward," features four documentary films examining the issues of race and class in the state through their stories of historical events, government programs, personal journeys and ancestral research.
Proceeds benefit ChathamArts, which promotes and presents the arts in Chatham County through cultural programs and events, artist residencies in the schools and community, gallery exhibits and more.
The film series proceeds are also supporting the development of an at-risk youth documentary arts program.
Saturday's program begins at 2:30 and will be held at 50 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro. The program will present three documentaries; "Change Comes Knocking: The Story of the N.C. Fund," by Rebecca Cerese and Dr. Steven Channing, "FBI-KKK," by Michael Frierson and "Family Name," by Macky Alston, winner of Sundance Film Festival's Freedom of Expression award.
On Sunday, the film "We Shall Not Be Moved: The Story of the Tillery Resettlement Community," by Cary Grant, Chris Potter and Charles Thompson, will be shown at 2 p.m. preceded by gospel music at the General Store Caf located at 39 West Street, Pittsboro.
The forum will also include a panel discussion with the filmmakers and African-American community leaders, post-screening question-and-answer periods with the producers and directors, live gospel performances and local art. The documentary forum's community outreach includes a screening of Cerese and Channing's documentary, "February One," in a local high school, whose art students will be building a re-creation of the Woolworth's lunch counter made famous by the Greensboro Four's sit-in to be displayed at the event.
A "weekend pass" is $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. Individual film tickets are $5.
For more information about ChathamArts 100 Mile Sustainable Cinema Series, visit www.chathamarts.org/news/sustainablecinema9-08.html.
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