Andover, Illinois celebrates its annual "More Fun on 81" Festival this weekend (June 2-3) spotlighting the Bicentennial of Illinois. Free and open to ALL ages! Small town charm with lots of activities, musical shows, antique lawn & farm tractor show, salute to veterans, home-cooked meals, ice cream social, photo art show, and open houses and displays at all of Andover’s historical buildings, and an Illinois Bicentennial Pageant!
Andover opened its arms wide to our Thunder cast and crew while filming several debate scenes in February 2014 in the historic Jenny Lind Chapel--which stands in for the Chapel at Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinatti, Ohio where the actual debates on the abolition of slavery took place. Numerous Andover locals appeared as extras in the debate scenes in the film. Sons & Daughters of Thunder, a new film by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films based on the award-winning play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter, tells the unforgettable true story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America.
An update on the film project will be shared with festival attendees, including behind-the-scenes images during filming in Andover, premiere news, and the announcement of a special screening of Sons & Daughters of Thunder in Andover which will take place after the premiere events set for Cincinnati, Ohio and at the Putnam Giant Screen in Davenport, Iowa in February 2019 during Black History Month.
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