Sunday Afternoon Film Series
Hosted by The Shepherd’s Center in collaboration with Webster Groves Public Library
The American Artist: The Life and Times of George Caleb Bingham
Sunday, July 9, 2-4
A Film by Wide Awake Films (2016)
The American Artist is a biographical docu-drama about George Caleb Bingham. He was a successful self-taught artist, politician, and family man. His home, family, career, and life’s work were all but lost as the American Civil War split his world in two. A century after his death, George Caleb Bingham’s work was not only rediscovered, it is celebrated as a National Treasure. His paintings, his politics, his life are a testament to his perseverance, ingenuity, and unwavering determination. An America, long since forgotten, is preserved through his life’s work.
Sunday, July 16, 2-4
A New Documentary on Seeking Love After 70, Director Steven Loring (2016)
The Age of Love follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.
Sunday, July 23, 2-4
Documentary by Matt Ornstein (2015)
Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He’s played all over the world and in his free time Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In Accidental Courtesy, Daryl’s journey takes him across the country, from those who have left the Klan, to some still active in the organization. In an age of digital disconnection, Daryl’s method is rooted in personal interaction and we as viewers reap the rewards. Daryl asks them the question – how can you hate me if you have never met me?
Webster Groves Public Library
301 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Free and open to the public
Please RSVP to the Shepherd’s Center 314-395-0988
Walk-ins welcome on a first come first served basis
Doors open at 1:30