I never took one of David Johnson's classes. He taught English at Columbus State University. And when he retired, he retired to a farm in Pine Mountain Valley. He tells me about his exotic chickens. Chickens!
And I've known Paul Johnston for many years. He was the "official" Springer Opera House photographer and he's taken pictures of me in one costume or another. I haven't seen him in a while.
It turns out the two men have collaborated in making a documentary film called "Valley of Hope: Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Village."
They spent more than a year interviewing people and compiling the history of the valley. The movie is an hour long narrative about one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's most complete resettlement villages of the 1930's. The villages were icreated n response to the displacement caused by the Great Depression of 1929.
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2100 Hilton Ave. David and Paul will be available for questions and discussion after the screening.
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. if you'd like to dine before the screening. It's $5, and you need to make a reservation before 10 a.m. tomorrow.
If you've got little ones, there will be a nursery. Again, call before 10 a.m. tomorrow to make a reservation for your kids.