For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
2017 NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY INDUCTEE WILL BE SCREENED AT THE BAMA THEATRE
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) “Time and Dreams,” a 1976 documentary film produced by Tuscaloosa citizen Mort Jordan, will be screened on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre. The film was recently honored as a 2017 inductee into the National Film Registry list at the Library of Congress.
The 51 minute screening, sponsored by The Arts Council, is free and the public is invited to attend. Jordan will be present for opening remarks prior to the start of the film.
Jordan, a native of Tuscaloosa, produced the documentary during his time as a graduate student at Temple University in the mid-1970s. Narrated by Jordan at the time of the film’s creation, “Time and Dreams” was built around interviews with citizens in Greene County, Ala. in 1976. It focused on the contrast that existed between two distinct social groups in the rural Ala. community at the time, some with nostalgia for the past and those waiting for a promising future during a time of social change.
According to the Library of Congress website, “The National Film Registry is a list of movies deemed ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ that are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. They are not selected as the “best” American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation. The Librarian of Congress makes the annual selections to the Registry after reviewing hundreds of titles nominated by the public and conferring with Library film curators and the distinguished members of the National Film Preservation Board.”
Jordan’s film was honored with 24 other films with well-known titles ranging from “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Spartacus” to “Die Hard” and “Titanic.”
For more information about the registry and a complete listing of films, visit www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org for further information.