Next up in the Great Dames Series is Amazing Grace, a Concert by Aretha Franklin.
The Friends of the Talbot County Free Library and the Chesapeake Film Festival continue “Great Dames,” a film series in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. All films are free and open to the public and will screen at the Easton Branch Library.
Gov. Larry Hogan has also declared 2020 the Year of the Woman in Maryland because 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which awarded women the right to vote. “Our state’s history has been shaped by extraordinary women leaders, and our administration remains committed to empowering and advocating for women in Maryland,” Hogan said. (WBAL TV 11, December 12, 2019).
Monday, Feb. 10, 6:00 p.m.
You won’t want to miss a powerful musical documentary revolving around a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert. Amazing Grace is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and later realized by producer Alan Elliott. The film has received critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes website’s critical consensus reads, “Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.”
Rated G, 89 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This exceptional film about the tremendous contribution of a woman in our society is free; no reservations are required, and seating is first come, first serve. For more information, please visit chesapeakefilmfestival.com or tcfl.org/Calendar/.
The Chesapeake Film Festival is generously supported by the Maryland Film Office, Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, Talbot County Department of Tourism, Artistic Insights Fund, Shared Earth Foundation, Exelon, and The Ravenal Foundation.
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