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Speed Cinema Presents: It’s Grits

August 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Free Owsley Sunday Film

Directed by Stanley Woodward

“An engaging, sometimes hilarious celebration of one of America’s most interesting and singular (or is it plural?) foods.” —Craig Claiborne, New York Times

With all the native wit, rib tickling humor and ability to see what makes the South the South found in the literary classics of Southern writers like Mark Twain, documentary filmmaker Stan Woodward helps us discover the common thread that connects the South’s people across all social, economic, political and racial boundaries—grits.

Woodward turns his camera on folks from all walks of life and introduces the topic with the simple question “Excuse me, do you eat grits?” The answers reveal a culinary history and a connection with a comfort food that crosses race, class, and gender. 1978, U.S., video, 44 minutes.

Introduction and post-screening discussion led by Nat Irvin, II, composer of the soundtrack for It’s Grits. Futurist, teacher, and composer, Nat Irvin, II is the W.M. Strickler Executive in Residence, Professor of Management Practice, UofL College of Business.

Dr. Irvin leads “Thrivals@IdeaFestival,” designed to discuss transformational ideas. He is the composer of “BaBop Bye Ya,” from Grammy-nominated, “Arachandraoid” featuring Janelle Monae, Nate Rocket Wonder, and Roman GianArthur and serves as their Chief Learning Officer.

Shown in conjunction with the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.

Free. First come, first served.



August 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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