NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Renaissance of Mata Ortiz" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The 74-minute documentary traces the efforts of one self-taught artist and an American anthropologist through the eventual resurgence of pottery making by an entire village in Chihuahua, Mexico. Directed by Scott Peterson, the film received the Director's Choice Award for Best Arts Film at the Sedona International Film Festival.

The screening is sponsored in part by the SFA Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

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