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"Because I'm Here" work-in-progress

Presented by Panther Creek Pictures at Panther Creek Pictures, Austin TX

Nov 30 2021
"Because I'm Here" work-in-progress

Earl Gilmore. photo by Andrew Garrison

Clips from a documentary film-in-progress by the director of “Trash Dance,” and discussion with filmmaker, Andrew Garrison

Clips from a documentary-in-progress that explores the life and legacy of Earl Gilmore—gay, African-American, devout Christian, Blues singer, carnival hoochie coochie dancer, coal miner, gospel choir director, and Ford Fellow, born in 1924. Earl grew up and lived out his life in the small, Appalachian coal camp of Clinchco, VA–inventing himself. Discussion with the director will follow.
The event will be held on Zoom but can also be viewed, without participation, on Facebook Live.
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Discussion on Zoom may continue after official event, for those who wish to stay.

The event will be held on Zoom but can also be viewed, without participation, on Facebook Live.

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10501 Hard Rock Rd, Austin, TX 78750



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