Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.: The Coosa River Basin Initiative, Rome International Film Festival, Georgia Highlands College and the Berry College Environmental Studies program have teamed up to co-sponsor a special screening of the 2018 RIFF Audience Award winner for Featured Films, To Kingdom Come, at the Rome City Auditorium on Monday at 7p.m.
To Kingdom Come presents the multi-generational relationship between General Electric and the Rome community. The story is told from the unique and diverse perspectives of the earliest employees of the Rome GE transformer plant, local riverkeepers who battled GE over the dumping of harmful pollutants, and scientific and medical experts.
The film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Paper Panda Audio Productions and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants. The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.
Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10. All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative in their ongoing work. For more.
The Berry College Jazz Ensemble and the Jacksonville State University Jazz Ensemble will perform together at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in the Moon River Room at Dark Side of the Moon in downtown Rome.
The musicians will perform classic big band tunes by Count Basie and Duke Ellington and rock tunes arranged for jazz ensemble by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Journey. The program will end with classic Latin Jazz. This event is free and an all-ages event. Desiring the “Jazz Club” effect, Director John David felt Dark Side of the Moon would be the pe rfect location.
The Berry College Jazz Ensemble is one of the premier performing ensembles at Berry and has been a part of the music program for over 40 years. The group is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers.