Four new documentary films produced by students in the Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas will be screened at the Fayetteville Public Library beginning at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. The screenings will be followed by a question and answer period with the student filmmakers.
The films are:
Stage Presence, which follows two young Arkansans, a stand-up comedian and a drag queen, as they search for a way to express themselves and address gender stereotypes. The film’s producers are Flannery Wasson and Hannah Merritt.
Tapping the Ozarks, which examines the increase in craft breweries in Northwest Arkansas, and their link to home brewers in the area. The film was produced by Daniel Henkel and Alyssa Becker.
Courageous Journey: The Story of Joycelyn Elders, which chronicles the life story of former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, from the sharecropping cotton fields of rural Arkansas through the halls of power in Washington D. C. Scott Ramsey and Kisa Clark are the film’s producers.
Hidden Treasures: The Unseen Art of Robert Ross, explores the half-century career of the University of Arkansas professor emeritus, from his undergraduate studies at Yale in the 1950s under Joseph Albers to his hiring at Arkansas in 1967 and his subsequent influence on a large number of Arkansas artists. The film was produced by Gary Weidner and Richard Tiffany.