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Planters Bank Presents the documentary “The Last First Comic” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 29th

 

“Planters Bank Presents…” Film Series

Planters Bank Presents at the Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The “Planters Bank Presents…” film series to show the documentary “The Last First Comic” this Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 4:00pm.

At age 100, comic Irving Benson stands alone as the oldest link to a uniquely American art form — Burlesque. Irv headlines a cast of fellow veteran Burlesque and Vaudeville performers.

Together with a team of theatre historians, they take us into the colorful world of the Burlesque show and uncover the roots of American Comedy. Filmed on location at NYC’s Palace Theatre, this award-winning documentary spotlights the final film appearance of legendary straight man Ed McMahon and showcases hilarious clips from Irv’s appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Planters Bank Presents to show "The Last First Comic" on Sunday, April 29th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Planters Bank Presents to show “The Last First Comic” on Sunday, April 29th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Planters Bank Presents the documentary “88 Days in the Mother Lode – Mark Twain Finds His Voice” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 22nd

 

“Planters Bank Presents…” Film Series

Planters Bank Presents at the Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The “Planters Bank Presents…” film series to show the documentary “88 Days in the Mother Lode – Mark Twain Finds His Voice” this Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 4:00pm.

This PBS documentary tells the story of 29 year old Samuel Clemens, who in the fall of 1864 hid out from the San Francisco police in the cabin of the brother of a friend near Angels Camp, in the California Sierra foothills.

Find out how 88 days in the mother lode, and a story about a jumping frog, helped propel Mark Twain from local newspaper writer to international celebrity.

"Planters Bank Presents to show "88 Days in the Mother Lode - Mark Twain Finds His Voice" on Sunday, April 22nd at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Planters Bank Presents to show “88 Days in the Mother Lode – Mark Twain Finds His Voice” on Sunday, April 22nd at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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APSU Dorothy Dix documentary wins National Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2010, an Austin Peay State University library professor named Inga Filippo approached Kathy Heuston, associate professor of communication, about producing a short video on the famed advice columnist and Clarksville native Dorothy Dix.

The University’s Felix G. Woodward Library houses the Dorothy Dix Collection, the most comprehensive collection available on the journalist, but after looking over the material, Heuston proposed something a little more ambitious – a short documentary on Dix.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

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NPT Reports: “Children’s Health Crisis – Family Health” airs Friday, June 14th

 

Premiere kicks off with screening at Fatherhood Summit at LP Field, hosted by Metro Health Department’s New Life Program

NPT - Nashville Public TelevisionNashville, TN – With 35 percent of U.S. children living in a single parent household and one in 20 children in Tennessee being raised by a grandparent, it is clear the typical American family is no longer typical.

In “NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis – Family Health”—the seventh installment in NPT’s Emmy® Award-winning series—the documentary explores the role shifting family structures play in the health of Tennessee children.

NPT reports Children's Health Crisis

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers see premier of the documentary ‘City with a Heart’

 

1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – In the age of the internet there is nothing special about video teleconferencing, but some are more meaningful than others.

The City of San Mateo, CA, hosted the premier of the documentary “City with a Heart” and their special guests were more than 45 soldiers who participated in live via video teleconference from Afghanistan and Fort Campbell.

Family and friends from the San Mateo community prepare to watch the premier of “City with a Heart,” a documentary about the adoption of Abu Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. Since that time, the ties between the community and Abu Company have continued to grow. (Courtesy Photo by Leann Thornton)

Family and friends from the San Mateo community prepare to watch the premier of “City with a Heart,” a documentary about the adoption of Abu Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. Since that time, the ties between the community and Abu Company have continued to grow. (Courtesy Photo by Leann Thornton)

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Austin Peay State University presents documentary “The Human Experience.” January 31st

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A few years ago, the brothers Jeffery and Clifford Azize set out to discover what it means to be human. They wanted to explore the joy and pain that comes with existence. Their journey took them around world, from living with the homeless in New York City to visiting lepers in Africa.

Throughout their travels, they were accompanied by a group of independent filmmakers who shot hours of footage.

The Human Experience

The Human Experience

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PBS Film Explores History of Dust Bowl and Founding of USDA Agency

 

Washington, DCUSDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureImagine looking out the window and seeing an enormous black cloud heading straight for your home. This frightening experience was a common one for people who lived through the Dust Bowl in the 1930s.

During this period, farmers across the Great Plains over-planted, over-plowed and over-grazed their land. The combination of destructive farming techniques and a persistent drought caused 100 million acres of Great Plains farmland topsoil to blow away over several years and created the worst manmade ecological disaster in U.S. history. In some cases, the billowing dust clouds reached as far as the Atlantic Ocean!

A huge dust storm moves across the land during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

A huge dust storm moves across the land during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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Austin Peay Student Veterans Organization to show ‘Wartorn’ documentary

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Student Veterans Organization at Austin Peay State University will sponsor a screening of the HBO documentary “Wartorn: 1861-2010” at 5:00pm, Thursday, November 17th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

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Public Library Classic Silent Film Series Finale Thursday, May 12th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will be presenting Nanook of the North, the very first feature length documentary, as the final film in a series of classic silent films screened in March, April and May.

Nanook of the North was among the first 25 films to be chosen for preservation by the National Film Registry because of its stature as of one of a group of “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films.” (National Film Registry website)

Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North

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First Friday film screens “Century of Self”

 

A documentary by Adam CurtisThe First Friday Film night will present a viewing of Century of Self this Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville’s meeting hall. Century of Self is a four part documentary by BBC producer Adam Curtis that investigates the role of public relations in influencing public opinion. It shows how the ideas of Sigmund Freud on the unconscious were used by his nephew, Edward Bernays, to develop the field of public relations and how public relations is used by corporations and by governments to manipulate and control the masses.

The first two parts of the documentary will be shown this Friday and will be about 2 hours long. The final two parts of Century of Self will be presented next month. The showing will start promptly at 7:00 PM Friday. The UUFC meeting hall is located on Madison Street, 1.9 miles past the bypass headed toward Nashville, on the left side of the street.  The address is 3053 Highway 41A South (Madison becomes 41A South)  Call 920-5390 with questions.  Bring snacks and drinks to share if you wish.  Free and open to the public.

 



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