promotional poster for the film "The Bell Affair”

"The Bell Affair” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in The Cole Art Center as a feature of the SFA School of Art’s Friday Night Film Series.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “The Bell Affair,” a film by Kwakiutl Dreher, William Thomas III and Michael Burton. The screening is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
“The Bell Affair ” is an animated feature depicting the overlooked story of courtroom freedom-making in American history. In the film, Daniel and Mary Bell sue for their freedom and then lead one of the largest escape attempts in history. About to be separated, they are forced to make a terrifying choice, according to information at IMDb.
The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session on Zoom with Dreher and Burton.
The Friday Night Film Series is made possible in part by a grant from the Center for Applied Research and Rural Innovation at SFA. The series is also sponsored in part by filmmaking Professor William Arscott.
The Cole Art Center, SFA’s historic downtown gallery, is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.