Chapman University’s Office of the President, Office of Research, and Musco Center for the Arts Present
EXPLORING AMERICA’S GREAT DIVIDE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
FREE! Documentary and Panel Discussion
We have reached our R.S.V.P. capacity for this event. Please join our standby line - located outside the lobby entrance doors at Musco Center - starting at 6:30 pm on March 12 for an available seat. Please note: seating and section are not guaranteed and is based on unclaimed reservations.
HILLBILLY is an award-winning new documentary film that seeks to expand understanding of rural America, tracing the evolution of the “hillbilly” stereotype in media and culture and connecting it to our country’s current divisive cultural climate.
In HILLBILLY, winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival and long-listed for an Oscar, directors Sally Rubin and Ashley York examine the experience of rural voters and seek to expand understanding of Appalachia by featuring diverse communities across the region.
Praised by Michael Moore and Dolly Parton, HILLBILLY seeks to challenge viewers’ perception of Appalachia, opening up a dialogue between urban and rural America, and offering folks within the region a cinematic portrayal of which they can be proud.
ABOUT THE PANEL
- Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, Moderator - Associate Dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University.
- Joel Kotkin - Is a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and Forbes.com and is on the editorial board of the Orange County Register.
- Professor Lori Cox Han - Professor of Political Science at Chapman University. Dr. Han is the past president of the Presidency Research Group, an organized section of the American Political Science Association devoted to the study of the presidency.
- Sally Rubin, Filmmaker - Co-Director/Producer of hillbilly, is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. Rubin holds an M.A in Documentary Film from Stanford University and is an Assistant Professor of Documentary Film at Chapman University.
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