Third Thursday Arts Party to Feature Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker

The free Norcross event will screen independent films from area filmmakers this week.

This month's Third Thursday Arts Party in downtown Norcross will screen several films from local, metro and regional talent, including one Emmy award-winning filmmaker.

Shown on an endless loop, the films will be screened at three local venues: the Norcross Arts Center (also known as The Nest), Kudzu Art Zone and Vargas & Harbin Studio Gallery.

While the locations are within walking distance of one another, patrons will be able to grab a ride on the Norcross Art Cart to check out each gallery and see when each showing is scheduled.

Ranging from three to 30 minutes, more than 13 films are scheduled for the evening, and they include: "Summer Hill: a Story of Community," which is an inspirational film in its seventh year on public television; "La Teef," which profiles an inner city barber who mentors at-risk youth; and "One Nation Under God," a plea for understanding, mutual respect and unity, according to aplacetoimagine.com.

Four filmmakers will be at the screenings:

David Hughes Duke, an Emmy award-winning producer for livingstories.tv and whose work has been featured on public television and at various film festivals.

John Duke, who's a writer, producer and filmmaker for livingstories.tv. He wrote and co-directed “One Law for All: The Story of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society,” which has appeared on public television.

David M. Porter, the production manager and editor for livingstories.tv. His work includes "The Wise Heart: The Story of Emory University," which was recently broadcasted on PBA.

Rey Vargas of Vargas and Harbin Studio also will be available for his own screening, too. While Vargas' primary medium is oil and mixed media, the rich complexity of his two-dimensional work "explores an extra dimension of perception in several short art films that he has produced and directed," according to a news release.

Norcross' Third Thursday Arts Party starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. and will take place in downtown Norcross. For more details on the event, check out aplacetoimagine.com.

The information above came from a press release and aplacetoimagine.com.

See also:

  • Norcross Celebrates Culture in Gateway Festival
  • Viewfinder: BOOfest in Norcross

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