Cincinnati World Cinema is proud to work with The Harriet Beecher Stowe House to present the premiere of SONS & DAUGHTERS OF THUNDER, depicting Cincinnati history that had national significance.
Filmmakers and cast members will be in attendance for Q&A at both screenings, 4:00 and 7:00, Saturday March 23. Costumes and props from the production will be on display in the lobby.
Dateline: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1834...
An 18-day public debate on slavery and abolition commenced, sponsored by students at Lane Theological Seminary, led by Theodore Weld.
This was the first organized public debate on the topic in the United States.
The Rev. Lyman Beecher was in attendance and the events would have a transformative impact on his daughter, Harriet Beecher (Stowe), moving her to write Uncle Tom's Cabin, which arguably changed the course of American history.
A gag-order on the debate was imposed by City Fathers and the trustees of the Lane Seminary. Roughly one-half (60) Lane Seminary students rebelled, left Lane and transferred to Oberlin College.
In addition to the discussion of slavery, the reaction to the event and the response to official censorship by the "Lane Rebels" raised another important issue that received nationwide attention — the right of free speech at institutions of higher learning.
☀ Sons & Daughters of Thunder, a new docudrama by Mid-America Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, will premiere at the Garfield Theatre on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 4 pm and again at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Cincy World Cinema, the event features the 85-minute film, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and several cast members. This special premiere event also includes a lobby display of costumes and props from the production.
Parental Advisory: The producers note that the film is not for young children, and the film's detailed discussions of slavery might suggest a PG-13 rating.
☀ DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 4:00 & 7:00 PM
First screening: Venue opens at 3:00 with seating at 3:30.
Second screening: Venue opens at 6:00 with seating at 6:30.
the GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St, Cincinnati 45202. – Learn more
☀ TICKETS: Online or call (859) 957-3456.
Stowe House member general admission, $7 advance, $10 door.
Adult general admission, $12 advance, $15 door.
Student/ArtsPass general admission, $7 advance, $10 door.
Student and ArtsPass ticket holders must show valid ID upon arrival.
Advance sales cut off three hours before show time; thereafter tickets will be available at the door.
☀ PARKING & DIRECTIONS:
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Ample parking at affordable rates — 1,700+ garage spaces within two blocks ‐ Gramercy Garage (next door, enter via Race, 7th or Elm streets), Garfield Garage (9th St., next to the Phoenix) and Macy's Garage (7th Street). Another 363 surface lot spaces within a couple blocks, plus numerous on-street meters. Other transport options include the Street Car, Metro, Tank, Uber, Red Bike, etc.
☀ ADA ACCESS: We have completely revamped and improved ADA access, with a direct path to wheelchair spaces and companion seats (no outside transit, no ramps, no stairs). Individuals using walkers or wheelchairs should call ahead to let us know your screening date and time, (859) 957-3456.
☀ DINING & LIBATIONS:
Across the street from the Garfield, you'll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks. CWC patrons will receive a 15% discount on their order, excluding beverages.
Enjoy a pre- or post-film meal or coffee and dessert, or hang at the bar. You'll need your online ticket purchase confirmation or ticket stub from the event – discount valid only for the date of attendance at the Garfield.
Hours: TUE-THS - Dining, 5-10 pm; bar 3:30 - midnight. FRI-SAT - Dining 5-11 pm; bar 3:30 - 2:30. SUN - Dining 5-9 pm; bar 3:30 - 1-pm. Advance reservations recommended – (513) 954-8974. Check out the menus and photos: thebutcherbarrel.com.
☀ QUESTIONS? Please or call (859) 957 3456.
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