Pre-registration for Black Hawk College's special presentation of Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe filled to capacity before its March 4th deadline. The new documentary by award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films tells the story of the writer’s life in Cincinnati, Ohio and how life-changing experiences contributed to her best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Beecher Stowe lived in Cincinnati between 1832 and 1850. After her move to Maine, she adapted her Midwestern experiences and anti-slavery sentiment into America’s most influential novel.
The documentary project received a major grant from Ohio Humanities, a State affiliate of The National Endowment for the Humanities. Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House served as the fiscal sponsor for the grant.
The screening event and luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 11:30AM at the Botanical Center in Rock Island, Illinois.
Black Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunches are designed for anyone 55 years or better, but all adult learners are welcome.
Fourth Wall Films is an Emmy® nominated and award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois. Fourth Wall Films focuses on telling Midwestern stories through historical documentary films that reach viewers via PBS broadcasts, theaters, film festivals, national DVD release and online streaming.
Other award-winning Fourth Wall Films productions include Sons & Daughters of Thunder, Country School: One Room - One Nation, Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, The Barn Raisers, Letters Home to Hero Street (with WQPT-PBS), River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (with McMarr, LTD.), Villisca: Living with a Mystery, The Amish Incident, and the Lost Nation: The Ioway film series.