Communique: Speller Street Films Brings "Out Of Darkness" Doc For Saturday Screening
Christopher Everett of Speller Street Films is the director of the documentary Wilmington on Fire, the popular film that examined the overthrow of Wilmington's black government and community leaders in 1898. This weekend, he's bringing a documentary to town by another filmmaker: Out of Darkness by California filmmaker Amadeuz Christ. The screening is Saturday, July 16 at 3:30 at Williston Auditorium (enter from 11th Street). The film explores African history through antiquity, the role of the Moors in the Renaissance, and the development of modern racism in the United States. Listen to Everett talk about the film above.
"Out of Darkness," a documentary by Amadeuz Christ. Saturday, 7/16 @ 3:30pm at Williston Auditorium. $10/$5 youth
Two organizations serving local youth will be at the screening: The Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and Advance Youth Outreach. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Stop Summer Hunger Campaign.
Everett is working on another documentary right now-Wilmington on Fire Part II. This film moves forward after the 1898 coup to seek out the places fleeing residents headed when they left Wilmington. Listen to the Web Extra below about this work-in-progress: