Stephen F. Austin State University


SFA's Friday Night Film Series to screen two documentaries in December

November 25, 2014
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present free, one-night screenings of two short documentaries Friday night, Dec. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The night's features include "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," and "A Better Me." The screenings begin at 7 p.m.

In the Oscar-winning documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," Academy award-winning filmmaker Malcolm Clarke tells the story of 109-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, known as the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor. Discussing music, laughter and her optimistic outlook, Sommer shares her views on living a long, happy life. The film runs 39 minutes.

"A Better Me," a 5-minute film written and directed by Drew Scott, is described on the IMBD website as "the story of one man's journey of self realization, from uncertainty to acceptance." This film is presented in conjunction with the appearance of Scott and his brother, Jonathan, of "Property Brothers" fame, in Nacogdoches as part of the Nine Flags Festival.

These screenings are part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Night Film Series and are sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum, The Liberty Bell, Main Street Nacogdoches, Bill Arscott, Jill Carrington, Karon Gillespie, John Heath, David Kulhavy and Brad Maule.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

By Robbie Goodrich
University Marketing Communications
(936) 468-2605