We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Humanities Sneak Preview of Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe will be held at Xavier University's Kennedy Auditorium (located in the Michael J. Conaton Learning Commons), 3725 Ledgewood Dr. in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2PM-3:30PM. The 30-minute documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films and other film participants. The program is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Xavier University English Department and the History Department.
Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe, a new documentary by award-winning and Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, tells the story of the writer’s life in Cincinnati, Ohio and how these life-changing experiences contributed to her best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Beecher-Stowe lived in Cincinnati between 1832 and 1850, and just after her move to Maine, she adapted her Ohio experiences and anti-slavery sentiment into America’s most influential novel. Kelly Rundle will direct the documentary film.
Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe is partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Humanities, a State affiliate of The National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed by the film do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Ohio Humanities. The historical documentary film project's fiscal sponsor is Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
Rundles' New Docudrama "Sons & Daughters of Thunder" Premieres March 23 at Garfield Theatre in Cincinnati
Thomas Alan Taylor plays firebrand Theodore Weld in Sons & Daughters of Thunder.
On this 23rd day of November we honor abolitionist and Lane rebel Theodore Weld's 215th birthday by announcing the Cincinnati Premiere of Sons & Daughters of Thunder is set for Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the downtown Garfield Theatre, 719 Race Street. The docudrama, produced by Mid-America Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, and Kent Hawley, will screen at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers and others will follow the movie.
This special Cincinnati premiere event is sponsored by the Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
"We are very excited to show Sons & Daughters of Thunder in the city where the true story took place 185 years ago," said producer Tammy Rundle. "Attendees of the film premiere will also have the opportunity to visit historic sites in Cincinnati with connections to the story, including the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the last remaining structure on what was Lane Theological Seminary grounds where abolitionist Theodore Weld and his 'Lane Rebels' made history with the first public discussions of the abolition of slavery."
The Rundles are also working on a new documentary entitled “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Transformative Ohio Years.” Friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House is the fiscal sponsor on the project. Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was an author best known for her popular anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, who was born and died in Connecticut, but lived in Cincinnati between 1832 and 1850.
Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning and Regional Emmy® nominated independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in the Quad Cities.
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