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Mar 22

7:30 p.m. @ Wall Auditorium
$5 or Spring Season Ticket Package $10

2010-2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers presents
"Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun"
Kristy Andersen, producer/writer
Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Wall Auditorium, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration

Flamboyant, scandalous and unpredictable, writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was the first black anthropologist in the United States. Born to former slaves, she embraced black culture and chided race champions for their angry diatribes. She was strongly criticized by the black male intelligentsia for her failure to take a political stance, and she died in poverty and obscurity. Her most famous book, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," has been translated into eight languages and was recently made into a movie by Oprah Winfrey starring Halle Berry. This documentary includes rare footage of black culture shot by Hurston in the 1920s and 1940s and interviews with Maya Angelou, Henry Louis Gates and Alice Walker. A meet-and-greet with the filmmaker will follow the program.

The 2010-2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. This screening is supported in part by an award from National Endowment for the Arts.

General admission: $5

Spring Season Ticket Package: $10
Do No Harm Feb 22
Jump at the Sun March 22
The Electricity Fairy April 19

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