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Help Kickstart the Morton Theatre Documentary

A Kickstarter page has been set up to help fund the production of The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre, an upcoming documentary film by Keith B. Plummer. Plummer, a local filmmaker whose previous work includes the Civil Rights Movement doc Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement, plans to explore the story of Monroe “Pink” Morton, the theatre’s namesake, and the cultural and economic community that developed around the Morton in the early 20th Century.

It’s an interesting story no doubt deserving of the documentary treatment, but as of this writing, the project still needs to raise over $4,000 in five days in order to be funded. So, do the thing.

In other Morton news: The Flagpole Athens Music Awards will happen there this Thursday, June 20. Buy tickets at the Morton site.


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