Screening in conjunction with the new exhibition “Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association,” the 2017 documentary Athens in Our Lifetimes attempts to illustrate the evolution of the Classic City’s personality as a community over the past six decades. Co-directors and longtime residents Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher began by researching archival footage dating back to the 1960s in order to lay a foundation identifying pivotal events that influenced how the town became what it is today. Ninety Athenians from different walks of life were then interviewed about their experiences living here, offering tremendous reflections on what gives Athens a distinctive sense of place.
This documentary film, directed by longtime Athens residents Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher, examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over the past six decades, as experienced and told by 90 Athenians from differing viewpoints. This film is presented in conjunction with "Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association." See Calendar Pick on p. 16.