Filmmaker wants to see your home movies
Acclaimed filmmaker David Petersen is seeking home movies for a film that will accompany the Sept. 21 premiere of the orchestral work, "A More Convenient Season," at the Alys Stephens Center. The film and music, by composer Yotam Haber, were commissioned to observe the culmination of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, specifically the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Petersen wants to use moving images of every day life instead of iconic, if overused, footage of street conflict during the protests.
Films and films already transferred to a digital format can be dropped off temporarily at the Birmingham History Center. Petersen and UAB film student interns will be helping with this project. Call 205-202-4146 for more information.