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Durham County Library Hosts Film on Black Mountain College

Program: Film Screening: Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library hosts filmmaker Cathryn Davis Zommer for a screening of Fully Awake: Black Mountain College, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Black Mountain College was a progressive college located in Black Mountain, North Carolina between 1933 and 1957. It promoted a radical approach to arts education, believing that the arts are of central importance to a liberal arts education. It was highly democratic and faculty-owned, and is still praised for its influence on modern art and artists. The college drew a number of notable artists to its faculty and student population, including Franz Kline, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, Jacob Lawrence, Willem de Kooning and Mary Caroline (M. C.) Richards.

Zommer is a North Carolina native and current director of communications for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. She also is the founder of Danu Collaborative, which specializes in creative marketing and communications. Fully Awake is her first major film project.

This program is co-sponsored by Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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