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The AEC and Hunter Museum of American Art present the first
Chattanooga Summer Film Series!

One Thursday a month at 6:30 PM from
July 14 - October 20

$10 per person

Only $3 with AEC Film Card or
Hunter Museum membership!

SCHEDULE OF FILMS BELOW

THURSDAY, JULY 14
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SHORT FILM

McDoomed
by local filmmaker Dan Hooper

MAIN FEATURE
The General (1927)
Black & white silent comedy
starring Buster Keaton

DISCUSSION
Dr. Paul Young, Chair of Film Studies
at Vanderbilt University

The General is an imaginative masterpiece of dead-pan “Stone-Face” Buster Keaton comedy, generally regarded as one of the greatest of all silent comedies (and Keaton’s own favorite) - and undoubtedly the best train film ever made.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
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SHORT FILM

Three Conversations on the Value of
Pop Culture in a Young Adult Society
by local filmmakers Ryan DiGiorgi and Logan Lee

MAIN FEATURE
Jezebel (1938)
Black & white drama
with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda

DISCUSSION
Dr. Christine Holmlund, Chair of Cinema Studies
at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Davis plays the role of a spoiled, willful, coquettish Southern belle who spitefully and stubbornly ruins her relationship with leading men Henry Fonda and George Brent. Yet she overcomes her own shallowness and selfishness when Fonda becomes ill with yellow fever, and she heroically sacrifices herself to care for him. The film earned five Academy Award nominations, with two major Oscar victories. Bette Davis won her second Academy Award for her work. In fact, critics believed that this film would overshadow the much-hyped debut of Gone With the Wind, which was released the following year (1939).


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
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SHORT CARTOON

Remy Brick-head in Sour Sweetjuice
by local filmmaker Jarrod Whaley

MAIN FEATURE
Wild River (1960)
Drama starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick

DISCUSSION
With Dr. Richard Neupert, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Georgia


Filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley, Wild River is set in the early 1930s. Montgomery Clift plays an idealistic TVA agent, assigned to convince the locals to move from their property so that a dam can be built. The principal holdout is feisty octogenarian Jo Van Fleet, who refuses to budge from her land, convinced that she will die if she ever gives an inch. Lee Remick costars as Van Fleet’s granddaughter. Wild River is a recreation of a difficult, complex period in American history. Directed by controversial stage and film director Elia Kazan.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
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SHORT CARTOON

Sinners and You
by local filmmaker Stephen Boatwright

DOUBLE FEATURE!
It’s Grits (1981)
AND
Brunswick Stew: Georgia Made Her,
Georgia Claims Her
(2005)

Documentaries by award-winner Stan Woodward, who will be there for discussion
Visit Stan Woodward's Website







Its’ Grits!
is a passionate and amusing testimonial to that hardy staple of Southern cuisine, often pronounced ‘gree-its.’

In Brunswick Stew, Georgia Governors, Senators, the last remaining Hogshead Brunswick stewmaster in South Georgia, a “stew dog” and a “stew Maccaw” testify to the superiority of Georgia Brunswick stew over that made by the other state that claims origin of the stew - the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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