The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present free, one-night screenings of two short documentaries Friday night, Dec. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. The night's features include "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," and "A Better Me." The screenings begin at 7 p.m.
In the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," filmmaker Malcolm Clarke tells the story of 109-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, known as the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor. Discussing music, laughter and her optimistic outlook, Sommer shares her views on living a long, happy life. The film runs 39 minutes.
"A Better Me," a 5-minute film written and directed by Drew Scott, is described on the IMBD website as "the story of one man's journey of self realization, from uncertainty to acceptance." This film is presented in conjunction with the appearance of Scott and his brother, Jonathan, of "Property Brothers" fame, in Nacogdoches as part of the Nine Flags Festival. Film night attendees will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Scott brothers sold out presentation the following afternoon. (See details below)
These screenings are part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Night Film Series and are sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum, The Liberty Bell, Main Street Nacogdoches, Bill Arscott, Jill Carrington, Karon Gillespie, John Heath, David Kulhavy and Brad Maule.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
*The Scott Brothers will be participating in a presentation and meet & greet Saturday, December 6th from 3-5 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center. They will discuss how they got started, their "big break" and their other ventures. Attendees will also meet the brothers, Jonathan, Drew and J.D. Scott. Twins Jonathan and Drew are the stars of "Property Brothers", "Buying & Selling" and "Brother vs. Brother" on HGTV. J.D. has a brand new show on Great American Country titled "All-American Amusement Parks." All tickets to the event are SOLD OUT.
The Scott brothers will also be serving as judges for this year's lighted Christmas Parade Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. in historic downtown Nacogdoches.