Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

 Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Phoenix Theatre

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Theme: Images of Change

Documentary Films Screening and University Photography Competition

Film Block One – 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

This block features student films by Bryant Bural and Austin Taylor and "The Kippy Brown Way," a short film about the wide receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks by director Ben Gibson.  Gibson, a Carson-Newman graduate and the director of broadcast for the Bingham Group, a Knoxville-based advertising and  public relations agency. Q & A following the film.

Film Block Two – 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Preview the new film DamNation with director Ben Knight, and then watch the academy-award winning film "Inocente," the story of a homeless teenager with a fierce determination to be an artist despite her bleak realities of her life. Meet with

Film Block Three – 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Meet filmmaker Keith McDaniel and see a preview of his upcoming film, "Alvin Weinberg" about nuclear physicist and administrator of Oak Ridge National Laboratory during and after the Manhattan Project. 

 Film Block Four – 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Attend the premiere of Zac Adams' eye-opening documentary, "Autism in America," narrated by Chandra Wilson. Q & A with the producer/director Zac Adams and co-producer Darren Williams and following the film screening.

Film Block Five – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CLW

This film block features the documentary "Living Hope," the story of the individuals involved in efforts to serve the poorest of Capetown, South Africa.  Many Carson-Newman faculty members and students have been involved with this ministry.

Film Block Six – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. CLW

This film block features "DamNation," the provocative and visually stunning film about America's infatuation with dam construction and environmental efforts to reverse this trend. Q & A following the film with Ben Knight, the director, cinematographer, and narrator.

Images of Change, a student photography exhibit is in the lobby of Henderson Humanities Building during the festival.

The Mossy Creek Documentary Arts Festival screens documentary shorts and features for the campus and community.  It is a place for students, faculty, filmmakers, photographers, and the general public to share in stories and consider important issues facing the region and the world.  Past festivals have featured Academy Award-winning filmmakers and compelling new documentary projects. 

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