Thursday, January 5, 2006

Director Jack Sholder at Rhodes

Film director, writer and editor Jack Sholder will discuss the film "King: From Montgomery to Memphis" on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Rhodes College. Free and open to the public, the event includes a screening of the film and begins at 7 p.m. in Frazier-Jelke.

An Emmy Award winner, Sholder has directed "A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge," "Arachnid," "Renegades," and "The Hidden." He was an editor on the 1970's "King: From Montgomery to Memphis," nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary. The film documents the life and work of the civil rights leader from early days in Montgomery, Alabama to his assassination in Memphis.

The screening and visit by Sholder is part of the Rhodes' Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Week January 16-21. The celebration's theme is "In the Spirit of Unity and Service – Remember! Celebrate! Act!"

Those with more specific inquiries about the film screening can contact Dwaun Warmack at 901-843-3628.

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