Fresh Docs by SDF
When: Friday, March 29 at 4:00pm | 120 min
Where: Nickelodeon Theatre | 1607 Main Street
Cost: Free and open to the public | Reserving tickets highly recommended.
In partnership with The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund, we are pleased to present a work-in-progress screening of Lauren Waring Douglas’s When Porgy Came Home.
Fresh Docs is the Southern Documentary Fund’s (SDF) free work-in-progress screening series. These screenings give filmmakers an opportunity to show their work and receive constructive feedback on story, structure, and characters from a diverse audience. As a result, not only do our artists make better films, but SDF grows documentary audiences by engaging them meaningfully in the creative process.
Moderator: Naomi Walker, Co-Director of the Southern Documentary Fund
When Porgy Came Home
Lauren Waring Douglas | Charleston, SC | 40 min
Though it premiered in the 1930s, the world-famous opera Porgy and Bess did not receive its debut production in Charleston, South Carolina–the city of its birth–until 1970, due to segregation laws. When Porgy Came Home offers a glimpse at the people and the culture that inspired the show’s author, Dubose Heyward. The documentary also shares untold stories of the performers from the 1970 show, and features a look at its most recent rendition at the 2016 Spoleto Festival in Charleston.