Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Black History Month Event ~ Film Premiere and Discussion

Film Premiere of “The Choice”
followed by a discussion of
 Interpreting the African American Experience
at Historic Sotterley
Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room B
February 12, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Hollywood, MD – Historic Sotterley Plantation collaborated with many individuals and organizations to create “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”, the living history presentation about Sotterley’s enslaved who left with the British in 1814. Performed live at Sotterley for the past three years, a film version has been created thanks to a grant from The Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Star Spangled 200, Historic Sotterley produced the 40 minute video, with the filming expertise of David Taylor and crew from Phocus Video. The public is now invited to attend a premiere viewing of “The Choice” on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library in Meeting Room B.

In addition to the film premiere, the audience will have the opportunity to meet some of the actors involved with the production, as well as learn and ask questions about other developing projects related to the interpretation of the African American experience at Historic Sotterley Plantation.  

In the summer of 1814, 49 of Sotterley’s enslaved men, women and children joined up the British to pursue freedom. “The Choice,” written by Dale Jones and directed by Dawna Diaz, features superb local actors and will be added to the many educational resources offered by Sotterley.

This event is free to the public and has been recommended by
the St. Mary's County NAACP
and the Unified Commission for Afro-American Contributors
in St. Mary's County.

No reservations necessary. Please join us.

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