Auburn museum to host independent filmmakers

As one of only 10 venues in five states to host the 2008-2009 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, Auburn University's Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will screen "Member of the Club" on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. CST.

Following the screening the film's director Phoebe Ferguson will lead an audience discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker.

A native of New Orleans and a 1978 mardi Gras debutante, Ferguson lives in New Orleans where she produces and directs documentary films. "Member of the Club" is her first feature film. It follows a family through the debutante season and explores black social clubs in the south.

Prior to the screening, the Museum Cafe will offer a buffet. The cost is $15 plus gratuity. A cash bar will be available for those 21 and over.

For reservations, call the museum cafe at 334-844-7016.

For more on the museum visit http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.php.