Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 6 PM

Film Screening: SHERMAN’S MARCH

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

You are invited to the final presentation of Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film , a three part film and conversation series co-organized by The New Orleans Film Society and Ogden Museum of Southern Art showcasing three films by Southern filmmakers with different perspectives on the Southern experience. The series will come to an end with the screening of SHERMAN'S MARCH at the CAC on January 9th, 6pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Limited seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Ross McElwee. Film Synopsis SHERMAN'S MARCH Dir. Ross McElwee | Documentary Feature | USA | 1985 | 2h 37m Thursday, January 9, 2020 Documentarian Ross McElwee originally set out to make a travelogue of sorts tracing General William T. Sherman's infamous scorched-earth march through the Confederacy in the latter stages of the Civil War. Instead, haunted by a recent breakup with a girlfriend, McElwee ends up documenting his progress - or lack thereof - in starting a new relationship. His journey then becomes one of self-reflection and self-discovery rather than a historical/sociological exploration. This screening is a part of the series Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South through Film and is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.