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UGA Press & Special Collections Libraries Host Film Fest

God’s Little Acre
Kicking off tonight, the University of Georgia Press and the UGA Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will host a four-day film festival featuring flicks that were either based on or were the inspiration for books printed by the UGA Press. Each free film begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and will be followed by a Q&A session.

From the UGA Press: 

• Tuesday, Nov. 12: God’s Little Acre (1958) is based on the bestselling and controversial novel by Erskine Caldwell, originally published in 1933 and reprinted by the University of Georgia Press.

• Wednesday, Nov. 13: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang! (1932) is based on Robert E. Burns’s autobiography, published in 1932 when he was still running from the law and subsequently reprinted by the University of Georgia Press. 

• Thursday, Nov. 14: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) is based on the novel by Chris Fuhrman, originally published by the University of Georgia Press. 

• Friday, Nov. 15: Glory (1989) is based in part on Robert Gould Shaw’s letters, which were later collected as “Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Robert Gould Shaw,” published by the University of Georgia Press.

The film festival is a part of the UGA Spotlight for the Arts festival, the UGA Press 75th anniversary and University Press Week.