Florence Short Film Showcase focuses on black history

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February is Black History Month, and the 2013 Florence Short Film Showcase is acknowledging the event by featuring seven short films directed by or telling the story of an African American person. Set for Fri. Feb. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m., the event will take place in the technology center at the Florence-Darlington Technical Community College. Tickets are $20.

The seven film line-up includes titles like Letters from Home directed by Keva Keyes, Lover directed by Roy Hurst, Girls in White Dresses directed by Rosina Wilkins Shoate, and more. Hosting the event is Bhakti Larry Hough, the operations manager at Radio Bahai, WLGI-FM in Hemingway and a noted jazz musician.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online, and general admission includes a pre-screening wine reception, followed by the film screening beginning at 7 p.m., and finally a champagne reception to discuss the films. At the end of the evening, the audience will choose the best short film of the showcase. The films range in genre from dramatic to comedic, and this year, there will even be a cartoon.

Find out more at florenceshortfilmshowcase.com.

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