Feb 3, 2009

Not taken for granted: History relived through Civil War Seminar

by Elizabeth Monroe

Liberty University will relive a historically rich era for the 13th annual Civil War Seminar — “The Reel Civil War: The Civil War in the Cinema.” To kick off the seminar, a film festival has been set in motion by the Liberty Victorian Society.

The festival will show a Civil War period movie every Sunday this semester— with the exception of spring break —from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Towns Auditorium, except for the last two Sundays which will be held in DeMoss Hall 1113.

The festival will be showing “Shenandoah” on Feb. 8, “Glory” on Feb. 15, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come “on Feb. 22, “The Colt” on March 15, “Birth of a Nation” on March 15 and “Gods and Generals” on March 22. Admission is free to the film festival and concessions will be sold by the Victorian Society to fund guest speakers.

“The seminar this year promises to be the biggest, broadest and most prestigious thus far because of some of the big name speakers,” Advisor to the Victorian Society Dr. Brenda Ayres said.

Some of the “big name” speakers include Ron Maxwell (the producer, director, and writer of “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals”) and Kevin Hershberger, (founder and president of LionHeart FilmWorks).

The actual seminar begins Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes a seminar and a banquet. The weekend will continue Saturday at 8 a.m. with a period breakfast a seminar and a period lunch and concludes at 3:50 p.m.

For more information, type “history” into the search bar on the Liberty splash page.

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