The BPAC Presents FREE Screening of Film

By Amber Kincaid | October 11, 2019 | Press Release

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The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is proud to present The City That Sold America, Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m., admission is free. In The City That Sold America, at the threshold of the 20th Century, a melting pot of adventurous immigrants, creative mavericks, and freedom-seeking African Americans shaped consumerism as we now know it.

The new documentary The City That Sold America reveals, with intriguing insights and wistful nostalgia, the confluence of Chicago’s creative talent, business savvy, grit and determination that changed the country and our relationship with popular culture. Mary Warlick, Executive Producer, will do a Q&A after the film. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

From September through April, the BPAC will present six films and filmmakers. Along with a screening of the film, the filmmakers are made available to the local community for workshops and discussions. The filmmakers also conduct a Q&A with audiences following the film screening to discuss the film, their subject, and their work. “BPAC has been privileged to work with South Arts on many special programs throughout the years” said Laura Howell, BPAC executive director. “We are proud to partner with them to offer this unique way to experience independent film and meet the filmmakers.”
The next free screening that is part of the Southern Circuit Film of Independent Filmmakers will be Well Groomed on November 19. The documentary Well Groomed, will take audience members into the world of competitive Creative Grooming. Think of it as bringing together the worlds of art and dog grooming.
All films will be screened on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Admission is free to all Southern Circuit films. Visit our website for additional information about these and other performances or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.