Join us for a "May Movie Night"...We will enjoy the historic short film "Power and the Land", followed by a "Making of" documentary on how the film was produced by the Rural Electrification Administration, if time permits.
The story follows The Parkinsons, a farm family living in the St. Clairsville, Ohio area, as their farm is electrified.
The goal of the film was to help convince rural Americans to join the movement toward rural electrification in the United States, one of FDR's many New Deal programs.
Filmed in 1939 near St. Clairsville, OH by the United States Film Service for the Rural Electrification Administration, "Power and the Land" was released in 1940. The 38-minute-long film was filmed under the direction of documentary film makers Pare Lorentz and Joris Ivens. The script was written by Steven Vincent Benet with the score by Douglas Moore.
Once again, we'll be meeting at our new home at 408 Main Street. Renovations continue, but the meeting room is open and new chairs have been purchased. We are still taking donations toward the purchase of chairs, so see the treasurer at the May meeting to contribute to the project.
We will enjoy popcorn and cold drinks while we watch the movie. :)