Free Documentary Film Screening: A President in Our Midst – NEGA History Center

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Free Documentary Film Screening: A President in Our Midst – NEGA History Center

April 20 @ 2:00 pm

The Northeast Georgia History Center proudly presents a free screening of the award-winning documentary A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia at the John S. Burd Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, April 20th, from 2-4 PM. This event is free to the public thanks to the support and sponsorship of Jackson EMC.

Filmed in 2020 and premiered at the Little White House on April 12, 2021, A President in our Midst has won several awards for excellence. Created in collaboration with Georgia Humanities and Georgia Public Broadcasting, this one-hour documentary received the Bronze Telly in 2022 as well as the Southern Film Festival’s People’s Choice Best Film in 2021. Filmed by Georgia State University TV, the documentary, based on the book by Kaye Minchew, was filmed throughout Georgia and tells the story of FDR’s relationship to the state.

Executive Producer Dan White, who will be a special guest panelist at the event, adds, “Serving as Executive Producer of this film and engaging the talents of over 100 Georgians in its creation was a wonderful experience. I hope people seeing this film will appreciate the story of FDR in Georgia and its national implications.”

Dr. Hal Raper of the Little White House Advisory Committee will open the program by portraying FDR as he delivers a speech the president gave in Gainesville in 1938. A discussion panel will be held after the screening with Dan White and Abit Massey, Member of the Little White House Advisory Committee.

Following the screening, a reception will be held at the Northeast Georgia History Center, directly across the street, where guests may view special artifacts from FDR’s time in Gainesville. The reception offers light refreshments, admission to the museum’s exhibits and galleries, and the chance to speak with our special guests. Tickets for the reception are $10 and support the Northeast Georgia History Center.


April 20
2:00 pm
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NEGA History Center
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John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University
429 Academy Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States