Film screening coming to the Presbyterian Center

‘1963-Still: Same Shot’ focuses on events from history and the present

by Mark Koenig, Administrative Services Group | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Participants in the Upcoming Storytellers Program learned about film production from Brelin Tilford and other professional creatives. (Photo by Samuel Cardine, Jr.)

LOUISVILLE — The Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Kentucky, will host a screening of the film “1963-Still: Same Shot” from 3 p.m. through 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Nov. 20.

The screening will take place in Conference Room 1B. If you are in the Louisville area, you can register to attend the screening in person. As an alternative, you can register to participate in the screening via a Zoom webinar.

The short film “1963-Still: Same Shot” was created by the  Upcoming Storytellers Program (formerly called the Trailblazers Program) with the Presbyterian Center serving as a hub for the production. The film resulted from a unique partnership among Upcoming Storytellers, Media Pros Productions, the Roots 101 African American Museum, the Louisville Central Community Center, and the Presbyterian Center.

Young people ranging in age from 6 to 18 played a key role in creating the film. Some young people learned about film production. Others served as actors to illustrate pivotal moments in the civil rights movement on the 60th observance of events including the assassination of Medgar Evers, the March for Jobs and Freedom, the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Chicago Public Schools boycott, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The film makes connections between these historic events and recent events in Louisville.

Brelin Tilford, the film director and producer, notes that “1963-Still: Same Shot provides an opportunity for viewers to immerse themselves in captivating stories and rare footage that shed light on events that shaped our nation. The film provides a witness to the power of unity and resilience as it explores the impact of this significant era.

Lamont Collins is founder and CEO of Roots 101 African American Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo courtesy of Lamont Collins)

“Those of us who work at the Presbyterian Center were honored to support this effort by helping host the production,” says Kathy Lueckert, president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation. “The young people and the adults who worked with them brought an incredible energy to the building. My colleagues and I enjoyed watching the production process and attending the live introduction to the film provided at Roots 101. We look forward to viewing the film.”

A conversation with Brelin Tilford, founder and CEO of Media Pros Productions and Upcoming Storytellers; Lamont Collins, founder and CEO of Roots 101 African American Museum; and others involved in the production will follow the screening of the film.

Register to attend the screening in person.

Register to attend the screening on Zoom.

The Rev. Mark Koenig is communications specialist for the Administrative Services Group.

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