BECAUSE I'M HERE @ The Network Austin Mixer

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Presented by at Opal Divine's Austin Grill, Austin TX

Jul 11
BECAUSE I'M HERE @ The Network Austin Mixer

A filmmaker returns after 35 years to a tiny, rural, Virginia town to finish telling the story of Earl Gilmore—self-taught musician, coal miner, African-American, devoutly Christian, and queer.

Clips and discussion with Austin documentary director, Andrew Garrison, about his work in progress, BECAUSE I’M HERE, a film about Earl Gilmore–rural, African-American, self-taught musician, coal miner, carnival hoochie-coochie dancer, Ford Fellow, devoutly Christian, and queer. Presented in part with support from the Austin Division of Cultural Arts. the Virginia Foundation for the humanities, and Austin Network Mixer.


Free.  Wednesday July 11 at Opal Divine’s on South I-35 frontage road, just north of Oltorf.

2200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd

Mixing and Networking at 6:00 p.m., announcements at 6:30.  Program beings at 6:45

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Mixer at 6:00, Announcements at 6:30, Program at 6:45, more mixer after the program.

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Opal Divine's Austin Grill

2200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd (Just north of Oltorf), Austin, TX 78704

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