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SFF 2015: Screening Southern Music

Exploring Musical Traditions & Stereotypes in Popular Film

Founded in 2010 to explore how the distinctiveness of the South has been portrayed onscreen, the Southern Film Festival brings together films and those involved in their making with constructive commentary.

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All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

6 p.m. Keynote lecture on Song of the South (1946)

VCU Campus, The Depot – 814 W. Broad St.

Friday, September 11, 2015

6:30-9 p.m. Heart o’ the Hills (1919)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Leslie Cheek Theater
Admission: TBD
Co-sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Virginia

This silent film starring Mary Pickford will be accompanied by a live musical performance from The Hot Seats.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

10 a.m.  King Creole (1958)

Location TBD

Starring Elvis Presley.

2 p.m.  Porgy and Bess (1959) 

Grace Street Theater
Co-sponsored by the Virginia Opera

Starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge.

5 p.m.  We Shall Overcome (1989)

Grace Street Theater