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*RESCHEDULED* Film Screening: Moving Midway

January 19, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $14 ($10, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

*RESCHEDULED* Film Screening: Moving Midway

This film screening was originally scheduled for Friday, January 5, 2018. The screening will now take place January 19.

Join BSA Space for a screening of Moving Midway.

Synopsis

‚Äč"The past is not dead. It's not even past."—William Faulkner

Humorous, poignant, probing and suspenseful, Moving Midway follows a real-life family commotion that swirls around one of America’s most contested and controversial icons: the Southern plantation. New York film critic-turned-filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire returns home to North Carolina and finds that his cousin, Charlie Silver, proposes to uproot and relocate the family ancestral home—Midway Plantation—to escape urban sprawl. Cheshire also comes across history professor Robert Hinton, who reveals that his grandfather was born a slave at Midway.

As Cheshire and Hinton explore the plantation mythology embodied in our cultural history—from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Gone with the Wind to Roots—Charlie meanwhile follows through on the Herculean feat of hoisting Midway several miles across a forbidding landscape.

This screening is is part of the 2017–2018 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation

Film running time: 98 minutes

Image: Mary Boddie Carr Hinton, circa 1900, at Midway. Credit: Moving Midway, LLC.

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