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Julia Peterkin film to be screened April 28

Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin
Film Screening and Discussion


Produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Gayla Jamison, The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness chronicles the controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize winner for her sensitive portrayal of rural African Americans of the 1920s.

Join us at the 
Main Library on April 28 for a reception at 5:15 p.m. and film screening at 6 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with the producer and editor about the challenges of making this film. Sponsored by the Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Friends of the Library, College of Charleston, S.C. Historical Society, Charleston Library Society, Center for Women and a donor-advised fund of Coastal Community Foundation.

Click here to view a 30 second trailer for
Cheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin