Charleston Ballet Documentary Premiere Gala
Join Secretary Gayle C. Manchin, Emmy Award-winner Deborah Novak and the Charleston Ballet at the premiere screening of “Andre Van Damme and the Story of the Charleston Ballet”. This film follows the journey of Charleston Ballet founder Andre Van Damme, from his roots in the Brussels Royal Opera, his journey to America and the manifestation of his vision for a professional ballet company in 1956. Three-time Emmy Award-winning director Deb Novak weaves a tale of dedication, passion and an enduring commitment to enriching the cultural life of our region. The opening reception beings at 6:30 pm, followed by a 7:30 pm screening. The film is approximately 1 hour long. Black-Tie optional. Tickets: Student $25 | Individual $60 | Couple $100 Call 304-342-6541 or online bit.ly/2wbkQl4
Film – “The Real George Washington”
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday (February 22, 1732) with this National Geographic film that reveals the man behind the myth. Join an excavation team at Washington’s childhood home, and see how a team of forensic scientists and artists recreate a realistic image of Washington’s face. (50 min).
Vietnam: West Virginians Remember
On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will show a documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat veterans. Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war – with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain.
West Virginia Day
Celebrate West Virginia’s founding in 1863 with special family-oriented crafts, museum hunt, and an all-day showing of “West Virginia: A Film History”, a 6 ½ - hour documentary series produced by the West Virginia History Film Project and the West Virginia Humanities Council. Stop in for an episode or two!