Diamond Screen Film Series
Alumni Spotlight: Service to Man
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Please join us for a presentation of Service to Man, co-directed and produced by FMA alumnus Aaron Greer ('02). The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Tallgrass International Film Festival. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A with Greer and lead actors Morgan Auld and Christopher Livingston, moderated by Professor Jeffrey Rush.
It’s 1967, and Nashville’s legendary black medical school has just admitted its first white student. Now Eli Rosenberg (Morgan Auld) and Michael DuBois (Chrsitopher Livingston), a black student struggling to live up to his father’s legacy, are forced to work together inside the pressure cooker of medical school in the turbulent 1960s. At odds from the moment they meet, Eli and Michael not only clash with each other, they battle the mysteries of medicine, two warring professors, and a student body distrustful of them both.
Service to Man running time: 92 minutes
The Department of Film and Media Arts finds a new screening venue: the historic Temple Performing Arts Center on Broad Street. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and drinks with live music provided by Boyer College of Music and Dance students, followed by screenings of original and inspiring films.
Reception: 4:30 pm | Film: 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public!