Film: Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Inspiration and Methodology of Artist/Musician Lonnie B. Holley (95 min)


George P. S. King (Artist)

This proposal is to present a screening of the new, award-winning documentary film, Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley either as an evening plenary screening live at the meeting, or a virtual screening before or during the meeting. The event will also feature an introduction by folklorist Peggy Bulger and a Q & A with filmmaker George King and subject/artist Lonnie Holley. The film invites discussion on a variety of subjects including race, social class, traditional culture, spirituality, African American history, and environmentalism. Holley’s art involves the practice of repurposing and recycling found objects.

Part of 27-02 Film Screening: Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley, Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm