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The Tale of the Lion: Our Voices, Our Stories
  • November 12, 2022
  • Maryland Ensemble Theatre
  • 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-694-4744
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Free
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    Overview

    Filmmaker: Ingrid Palmquist

    Interviewer: Barbara Thompson

    Produced by AARCH Society (African American Resources and Cultural Heritage)

     

    Run time: 77 minutes

     

    The oldest African American citizens in Frederick County, Maryland share the memories, wit, and wisdom that have shaped their lives. This locally produced documentary celebrates the rich history held in the life stories of the oldest African American citizens in Frederick County, Maryland. The poignant telling of their experiences from childhood, through segregation, to today is a window to the personal challenges they met because of racial prejudice, the community bonds forged in the face of that adversity, and the strength and resilience that have shaped their lives, and our community.

     

    A community discussion related to the film will be led by Barbara Thompson from AARCH's Living Treasures Program, and MET will provide a progress update and talk about how you can get involved with MET's original devised show "South & Saints" in May. This original show is in partnership with partners AARCH and The Maryland Room at C.Burr Artz Library. 

     

    Free admission, but you must reserve your ticket here or by calling the MET box office at 301-694-4744. 

     

    Donations to AARCH on the day of the show are strongly encouraged! We will have a QR code that can be scanned to their donation page, and you can donate via cash or check. Checks can be made out to AARCH Society. https://aarchsociety.org/aarch-home/donate-2/

     

    The film trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Hr4qW9cWQ

     

    Published articles about the film: 

     

    https://fredmag.com/2019/07/09/the-pride-of-lions/

     

    https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/arts_and_entertainment/movies/county-s-oldest-african-americans-celebrated-during-film-debut/article_3eeb08bb-3df9-5845-9edf-1ce78e6e5650.html

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