Locally produced film to be shown in Russellville next week

Posted on July 28, 2017 10:55 PM

Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on the grounds of the West Kentucky African American Heritage Center, 6th and Morgan streets in Russellville, activities will be underway for the premiere of Cooper’s Plantation, the first in a miniseries shot on location in Russellville and Auburn this summer. 

The film project includes several hometown people in major rolls as well as extras. Including Christopher Gatewood in the starring role and Chris Holloman and Nancy J. Dawson in supporting rolls. Dawson is also serving as associate producer along with Indianapolis based producer and director Lisa Maydwell. 

The film was shot at the Bibb House and McCutchen Meadows plantation. Cast and crew from Bowling Green, Hopkinsville and Nashville participated in the project.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the cast and crew of the film will be available for fans to meet and sign autographs. Also, the Kentucky State University Mobile Food Truck along with Russellville Urban Gardening Project, Inc., and Slappy’s Pizza and Subs restaurant will be serving samples of garden-fresh squash pizza.

The film will start at dusk. Organizers are asking individuals to bring their own lawn chairs. Food vendors will be on site. The outdoor film equipment has been supplied courtesy of Post Oak Baptist Church. The Old Courthouse will serve as the rain location. 

A second showing of the film sponsored by the Russellville Urban Gardening Project, (4-H Club) will be Sunday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy J. Dawson at efuanjd@yahoo.com.


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