The Southern Culture Movie Series, sponsored by the UNC Writing Center, continues on May 26th with a screening of the 2010 documentary Miss Nancy Minds Their Manners.
Here’s how the film’s website describes it: “[This] earnest and heartfelt documentary film… follows 79-year-old “Miss Nancy” Rascoe through the engaging task of teaching manners to children in her 200-year-old home in rural Hertford, NC. It’s a five-day and four-night summer etiquette camp like no other and the mix of activities are all rich with Miss Nancy’s true Southern gentility and grace from an era gone by.”
Disclaimer: No etiquette tests will be given during or after this film screening. This event, which will be held in 116 Murphey Hall, is free and open to the public.
Our friends at the UNC Writing Center are preparing to host another season of their popular Southern Culture Movie Series. This summer, the series will focus on documentary films created in and about North Carolina. The series begins with A Will for the Woods, a 2014 film about a man’s dying wish for a “green burial.”
As the film’s website describes it: “What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.”
This screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held in 116 Murphey Hall at 6:30 pm.
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