*********POT LUCK ALERT********** If you would like, let's bring a little something to share with the group and turn our meetup into an impromptu picnic. *********END OF POT LUCK ALERT********** Let's continue the summer festivities with a concert and a Saturday Night Movie. Moving Midway looks like a great documentary and it got a 97% on the
toatometer. Tickets are 12$ for the show and movie. Get them early! Let's bring picnic type food. I will post more info as the date gets closer. Let's gather on the grass after entering the park and get some good blanket space. After the concert, we will move to the theater area.
THE CONCERT: Piedmont Blues and Old-Time Southern Stringband Music featuring Algia Mae Hinton, Willette Hinton, Lightnin’ Wells, John Dee Holeman, Phil Wiggins, and Wayne Martin and the Buggy Riders. Rotten tomato Synopsis: Godfrey Cheshire's richly observed film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at the lingering remnants... Godfrey Cheshire's richly observed film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at the lingering remnants and still-powerful mythology of plantation culture and the antebellum South. An award-winning film critic turned film maker, Cheshire uses the relocation of his family's North Carolina plantation house to embark on a surprising and multi-layered journey. While observing the elaborate, arcane preparations for moving a centuries-old house over fields and a rock quarry, unexpected human drama - from both the living and the dead - emerges. And a chance encounter leads Cheshire and his cousins to discover a previously unknown African American branch of the family (who have their own take on Midway and its legacy). Through the use of movies and music, and by turning the camera on himself and his family, Cheshire examines the Southern plantation in American history and culture, and how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.