I.P. Stanback Museum presents "Apparition of the Eternal Church" by Paul Festa

Sunday, February 3, 2008



As part of the 2007-2008 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium is pleased to present…

New Poster ~ Apparition of the Eternal ChurchAPPARITION OF THE ETERNAL CHURCH by Paul Festa

Sunday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
In Paul Festa's award-winning first film, Apparition of the Eternal Church, thirty-one artists describe what they hear while listening on headphones to Olivier Messiaen's monumental organ work of the same name. Faced with the challenge of putting Messiaen's apocalyptic music into words, listeners including filmmakers Sandi Dubowski and John Cameron Mitchell, authors Harold Bloom and Lemony Snicket, drag star Justin Bond as “Kiki,” and Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic tell a story as erotic as it is sacred, as hilarious as it is harrowing.


View the Trailer.

Opening Short: Dick-George, Tenn-Tom by Gideon Kennedy - In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon visited Mobile, AL for 104 minutes, during which time he shook 100 feet of hands, lost a cufflink, and shared a stage with his biggest political rival, Governor George Wallace. Dick-George, Tenn-Tom is a sardonic look at their rivalry, the creation of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and the attempt on Wallace's life less than a year later.

The screening is free and moviegoers will have the opportunity to speak with the filmmaker(s). Space is limited; reservations are encouraged. To make reservations, or to receive additional information, contact the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium at (803) 928-6851.

The film is presented as a community service of SC State.

The 2007-2008 Southern Circuit is a program of the Southern Arts Federation.