Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carswell Auditorium
Granny's Got Game premiered in New York City at the Athena Film Festival in February 2013. The film won the Audience Choice award at the Beaufort International Film Festival and has continued showing across the country at multiple festivals and community screenings. In June 2013, the film screened on Capitol Hill in support of the High School Data Transparency legislation that will help enforce Title IX. Visit grannysgotgame.com/take-action for information on how you can help.
After the screening, filmmaker Angela Alford and members of the team featured in the documentary will discuss the project with Meredith alumna Camden Watts, '03, an independent producer, director, and writer.
Alford is a first-time filmmaker and lifetime basketball player. She played for USA Basketball and for Vanderbilt University from 1994-1997. After a career as a software engineer and a motherhood sabbatical, Alford started her own video production company in 2007. Her love of telling personal narratives led her into documentary work. Angela graduated from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies in 2011. Granny’s Got Game is her first film.
The Meredith College Documentary Film Festival is presented by the Meredith College Department of English, funded by the Mary Lynch Johnson Chair in English with cooperation from Carlyle Campbell Library. The films featured in the festival are listed by the Southern Documentary Fund. Learn more: southerndocumentaryfund.org. The Meredith College Documentary Film Festival qualifies as an Academic / Cultural Event in General Education for Meredith students. This event is free and open to the public. Space in Carswell Auditorium is limited; seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, contact the Meredith College Department of English at (919) 760-8507.
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