POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a screening of "A Genesis Found" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Olivia Bender Cafeteria.The film, a "do-it-yourself" (or DIY) independent film, was produced entirely in the Southeast by up-and-coming craftsmen by Wonder Mill Films. The film is currently available on DVD and Video on Demand at www.agenesisfound.com.The film deals with the purported discovery of an anomalous skeleton at the Moundville archaeological site, a paramount metropolis of prehistoric North America."The industry is definitely growing in the South, so there''s already support for making films here," writer/director Lee Fanning said via e-mail. "What we hope to encourage, though, is the perspective that films can be more than just a product of an ''industry,'' each is a carefully constructed expression, and as such are colored by where they are made. Just as others advocate foreign films, we advocate regional films as a viable alternative to studio or bigger ''indie'' films."Even a domestic film from an under-sung region can be as culturally enlightening and provide as fresh a perspective as a film from another hemisphere."Benjamin Stark and Fanning founded Wonder Mill Films in 2006 in Huntsville, Ala.After producing numerous short films, the company''s first feature, "A Genesis Found," was produced in the summer of 2008 and began a festival run in 2009.The film tells the story of the re-discovery of the skeleton, hidden after being found in 1938, and the possibility that the find could be a direct link to God.The public is invited to attend the screening, which will be followed by a question-and-answer period with Fanning. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.For more information on the event or the film, including a trailer and clips, or to purchase the DVD and book, visit www.agenesisfound.com.
Submitted by braswell on September 7, 2010 - 7:54am