Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do No Harm screens at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Last night was the first screening of Do No Harm for the Southern Circuit Tour and it couldn't had started at a more stunning location, the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Built in 1895, it originally served as a public school until 1957.
We screened in The Theatre ( makes sense) which was originally the auditorium for the school. All wood and beautifully restored, you could picture the school master standing on stage quietly waiting for all books and pencils to be put away before he or she would begin. Flash forward to 2011 and Do No Harm is now on stage with a wonderful crowd of ardent arts supporters in the audience.
I want to thank Dina Glardon and Judy Barber and everyone one else who helped last night for hosting such a nice event including refreshments and a reception after in a beautiful arts and crafts furnished room off the stage of the theater. There I met local patrons including a reporter who covered the White House during the Nixon era, a man who grew up in Albany and several transplants from Chicago, my home town. It was a lively crowd, open about their politics and the issues they support and I really enoyed talking with them all. I was particularly interested in how a film about a town in Georgia would be received in Georgia. As one person said, if they didn't like it, they would have already left. Since I didn't see anyone head for the exit, I 'd say that was a general thumbs up. Thank you South Arts and Madison-Morgan Cultural Center for supporting the work of independent filmmakers. On to Gainesville.
Susanne Suffredin
Do No Harm