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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Independent Film Series Comes to Donna Reed Theatre in Denison, IA

Film screenings free to the public on the last Sunday of each month.

The Donna Reed Foundation has been approved as a venue for the Community Cinema Program, a national documentary screening series sponsored by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). The program will run at the Donna Reed Theatre on the final Sunday of each month at 1PM. Film running times are around one hour and will include an audience discussion following the screening. All events are free to the public. Concession stand with soft drinks, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.

Our first screening will be the film Soul Food Junkies on Sunday, January 27th at 1PM. In Soul Food Junkies filmmaker Bryon Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Hurt’s exploration was inspired by his father’s lifelong love affair with the high-fat, calorie-rich traditional soul food diet and his unwillingness to give it up even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis. Hurt discovers that the relationship between African Americans and culinary dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is culturally based, deep-rooted, complex, and often deadly.

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