Clayton Center for the Arts Date:Saturday April 10, 2021 through
Tuesday April 13, 2021. Time: All Day Event Location: Clayton Center for the Arts Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, 37804 Price: Free Category: Film / Movie
outhern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Socks on Fire: Uncle John and the Copper Headed Water Rattlers
Screening and Q&A with Writer, Director, Producer Bo McGuire.
Free Screening available for 4 days
My name is Bo McGuire. I am the first grandchild of the late, great Evelyn Louise Blanton-Washington of Gadsden, Alabama. Now, even though I conjure her as a great historical figure, y’all don’t know her. Not yet. She is my mama’s mama, my Nanny, and I speak of her as royalty because she is—queen of my heart, my imagination. She was the savior of my young, incredibly queer life in the sometimes cruel geography of rural, working-class Alabama.
Socks on Fire is a lyrical testament to Southern women couched in the battle for my grandmother’s throne. I returned home from New York City to find that my Aunt Sharon, my favorite childhood relative, had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, my Uncle John, out of the family home. As a queer Southerner, who can be both equally protective and skeptical of the South, Aunt Sharon stoked a fire within me to document the place and the people I call home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, Socks on Fire documents the fluidity of identity, personality, and performance in my hometown among my Mama’s people.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful Date:
Thursday April 15, 2021 Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Location: Keep Knoxville Beautiful Address: 105A Northview Street, Knoxville, TN, 37919 Category: Educational
Welcome to the second presentation in our Thursday Talks webinar series. Every other month we will be hosting a webinar on the third Thursday to educate our community on everything dealing with keeping Knoxville clean, green, and Beautiful!
This month we will be joined by Sarah Heizenroth from Beardsley Community Farm. We're super excited to have Sarah joining us as she will be continuing along the theme of our first Thursday Talks event on home composting. Sarah will be discussing how people can incorporate techniques such as plant rotation, cover crops, compost, and water collection to create a sustainable garden in their own backyard or community plot.
CAC Beardsley Community Farm works to increase food security in Knoxville by providing fresh produce, accessible education, and land and resources for gardening. They have regular volunteer opportunities and they provide vital resources to our community. Check out their website for more information!