Kelly and Tammy Rundle's award-winning Country School: One Room - One Nation will screen two final times on September 24 and 25, 2011 in the Quad Cities area. A Q & A and discussion with the filmmakers follows each show. A lobby display of one-room school artifacts is also featured at each show.
Out of Many, One -- From immigration issues in early schools to the controversial demise of their widespread use in the 1950s and 1960s, Country School combines visually stunning images of a myriad of restored and decaying buildings--including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright--with surprising, humorous and heartwarming stories from former teachers and students. More than just nostalgia, Country School also delves into the dark side of the one-room school experience and dispels the myths behind the revered institution that helped bind a young nation together. Powerful on-camera commentary from a who's who of one-room school historians and writers provides insight into lessons learned from the school days and school ways of yesteryear. Multilingual classrooms, guns in school, and the pain of consolidation and closure remind us that the dramatic one-room school story continues to provide insight today (72 minutes).
Read a review and production profile: http://www.rcreader.com/movies/one-room-wonders-country-school/
Buy it on DVD here: http://countryschoolmovie.com/
Or, stop in before or after the shows to purchase a DVD.
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street
2:30 pm - Saturday, September 24
German American Heritage Center
712 W. Second Street
Museum members: FREE
General admission: $5.00
See you there!