Tomlinson Hill - Documentary Film Screening
Join us with documentary filmmaker, Chris Tomlinson, as he presents his documentary about the story of slaves and slaveholders. Tomlinson Hill is the story of America, as seen through the eyes of a small Texas town called Marlin. The film takes its name from the former Texas slave plantation that at one time defined this region. We trace this story through the eyes of two descendants – one black – Loreane Tomlinson; and one white – Chris Tomlinson, who independently come back for very different reasons to find their crumbling community still struggling under the weight of 150 years of class separation. On the verge of economic ruin or redemption, Marlin’s future success is dependent on the community truly coming together as one.
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