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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Film Series

"Rise of the Southern Biscuit"
7 – 8 pm
Location: M. Smith Griffith Auditorium
Films

This documentary (2006) chronicles the journey of the biscuit in the South from flour-and-water “hardtack” to “high-rising” buttered memories. Filmmaker Maryann Byrd travels the South collecting images and interviews that have won this little film two Emmy Awards for best cultural documentary and writing, and three Telly Awards for best music, best program and outstanding documentary. 30 minutes, NR. This film series is held in conjunction with the exhibition “John Baeder.”

 

The museum is also organizing a biscuit-making contest for local restaurants to precede the film. Audience members will have the chance to sample biscuits and vote on their favorites, and Charles Doyle, associate professor in the UGA English department, will serve as the official judge. Both his selection and the audience choice will be announced following the film. Restaurants participating are: Strickland's, Peaches, Five Star Day Café, Mama's Boy and Heirloom Café.