From John Hennessy:
This Thursday night, October 6, we’ll be presenting one of the more unusual and interesting of the programs we’ll be doing during the 150th: Hollywood in Blue and Gray: The Civil War in Film. Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College and Brian Luskey of West Virginia University will show and discuss clips from some of the more popular Civil War films (including Shenandoah and Glory) and look at how they both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of the war. It promises to be a fun, engaging, and provocative evening, involving two of the very best scholars in the field. Pete Carmichael, by the way, started his career at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, before he descended into Academia. We can attest, however, that the experience hasn’t ruined him.
The program is free. It will be held at the main branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library at 1201 Caroline Street. It begins at 7 p.m. Call (540) 372-1144, ext 232 to reserve a seat.