Chattanooga Leg Of Southern Circuit Film Series Kicks Off With “Concrete, Steel and Paint”

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

On September 12th, Concrete, Steel and Paint will be screened at the Loose Cannon Gallery on Chattanooga’s South Side.  It’s an acclaimed documentary about Philadelphia’s Healing Walls project.

From the film’s Web site:

When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy – but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose.

This complex story raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation–and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues.

The film was co-directed by  Tony Heriza and Cindy Burstein.  Heriza will be in town for the September 12th screening, and will participate in a Q&A after the film.  It’s part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Film Makers.  The Chattanooga Film Society is bringing six of these Southern Circuit films to Chattanooga during this fall and next spring.

From the Chattanooga Film Society’s Web Site:

 September 12, 2011

VIP reception begins at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.,  screening begins at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Loose Cannon, 1800 Rossville Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37408

Description: When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy – but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. The film, featuring Philadelphia’s internationally recognized Mural Arts Program, raises important questions about crime, justice and reconciliation–and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues.

Run Time: 0:55:00

Suggested Rating: PG

Tickets are available at http://cfs.eventbrite.com/

More information on the whole series is at http://chattanoogafilmsociety.org/?page_id=170

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