Film Festival celebrates UGA Press books

October 31, 2013 – 9:26 AM

As part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, the UGA Press 75th anniversary, and University Press Week, the Press and Special Collections Library have teamed up for a four-day film festival. The four films that we are screening are: “God’s Little Acre” (1958), “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang!” (1932), “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” (2002), and “Glory” (1989).

A question-and-answer session will follow each film. Admission is free, and all screenings will take place in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium.

“God’s Little Acre” is based on the bestselling and controversial novel by Erskine Caldwell, originally published in 1933 and reprinted by the University of Georgia Press. “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang!” is based on Robert E. Burns’s autobiography, published in 1932 when he was still running from the law and subsequently reprinted by the University of Georgia Press. “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” is based on the novel by Chris Fuhrman, originally published by the University of Georgia Press. “Glory” is based in part on Robert Gould Shaw’s letters, which were later collected as “Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Robert Gould Shaw,” published by the University of Georgia Press.

See the film fest trailer!

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