New Greenbelt Museum Orientation Film to Premiere October 31

Center of town, historic Greenbelt, Maryland c. 1950

PLEASE NOTE:  The Museum’s historic house at 10B Crescent Road will be closed Sunday, October 31, 2010 so that all staff and volunteers may attend the film premiere event. We apologize for any inconvenience!  The historic house will resume normal Sunday hours (1pm-5pm) on November 6.

The new Greenbelt Museum orientation film that was begun in 2009 is nearly complete! 

Greenbelt: A Model Community is a mini-documentary about the history of Greenbelt which will be shown to all Museum visitors. The 11-minute  film features historic newsreel footage, interviews with residents and scholars and many historic photographs and scenes from Greenbelt’s early years, as well as the present. 

For the premiere of the film, the Museum is partnering with the Utopia Film Festival. Greenbelt: A Model Community will be shown on Sunday, October 31, at 2pm, in the historic P&G Theater in Roosevelt Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, along with the classic 1939 documentary, The City, as part of the closing day of the 2010 Utopia Film Festival.  Festival admission for all films is $5 per person (cash only). 

A complimentary reception exclusively for FOGM members, film sponsors, and everyone who worked on the project will immediately follow the screening and will be held at Beijing from 3:30pm to 5pm. Space is limited, so reservations for the reception are required. Please RSVP by calling 301-507-6582 or send an email to greenbeltmuseum@gmail.com.

The film project has been supported by grants written by former Museum Curator/Director, Jill St. John and the film has been made by Video Art Productions, Inc. The Museum is grateful to the following grantmaking organizations and sponsors who made the film possible:

The Maryland Historical Trust –  The Maryland Humanities Council – Greenbelt Community Foundation – ASRC Federal – The Ruffner Foundation – Noll Historical Consulting – Beltway Emergency Animal Hospital – City of Greenbelt – Friends of the Greenbelt Museum. 

For more information about the Utopia Film Festival, visit utopiafilmfestival.org.

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