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“earth.sky” - Stories from Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm “earth.sky” - Stories from Mount Auburn Cemetery Film Screening and Director’s Talk with Filmmaker Roberto Mighty Mount Auburn Cemetery’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence Roberto Mighty will present his original film “earth.sky,” an immersive meditation on the life cycle, culture, history, and nature. The film incorporates sights, sounds and stories from the 174-acre cemetery – including its landscape and wildlife, and portraits of 19th-century African-American sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis, animal rights advocates George Thorndike Angell and Emily Appleton, and Jewish-American author Bernard Malamud. Also featured are interviews with family members of individuals buried at this National Historic Landmark. Discussion with the filmmaker will follow screening of the 45-minute film. This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhjuly25-18.bpt.me Old South Meeting House is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs. Assistive listening system is available. Old South Meeting House is committed to accessibility for all visitors and has been designated as an UP Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access questions? Call us at 617-482-6439 earth.sky reflects Mighty’s inclusive perspectives on Mount Auburn’s 98,000 graves and 174 acres, including historical figures such as 19th century African-American sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis; pioneering animal rights advocates George Thorndike Angell and Emily Appleton; Jewish American author Bernard Malamud; and twentieth-century mathematician and cryptographer Claude Elwood Shannon. Contemporary profiles feature interviews with surviving family members, including one of America’s first legally married Gay men; immigrants from China and Iran; and an attorney who advocated for abused and neglected children. The films all feature Mount Auburn’s landscape, seasons, and wildlife.