Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Public-access television fund-raiser and film premiere Thursday night, reports Richard Drake on his Street Jazz blog

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 18:06:07

The Open Channel: Public Access Television and the People Next Door

At long last, the impressive documentary telling the 30 year history of public access in Fayetteville by film-maker Niketa Reed will have a public showing in Fayetteville.
Thursday night, at 7pm at Fayetteville’s Cosmopolitan Hotel, will be the official “world premiere” of this impressive piece of work.
I’ve seen it, and it’s a beautiful documentary. It details the very beginnings of public access in Fayetteville, all the way from Fayetteville Open Channel to Community Access Television.
It was also be an evening in which the public will be introduced to Ms. Anne Shelley, the new director at the station, as well as the new name for the station.
Yes, stalwart readers, a new name.
It will also be an opportunity to meet folks from both the past and present, and a chance to honor Marion Orton, without whom Fayetteville probably would not have the thriving public access scene it has today.
Getting back to the documentary, the passion and eloquence of those who love and defend public access shines throughout the documentary.
You really don’t want to miss this lovely piece of work.

1 comment:

aubunique said...

Don't forget that the Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods meets at 6 p.m. in city hall. Everyone can make both events!