On-Screen | In Person Film Series: Rebel

On-Screen | In Person Film Series: Rebel Lehigh University Zoellner Civil War
  • Guest Artist
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 7:00pm
| Baker Hall | Free; Open to the Public

Filmmaker:  Maria Agui Carter
One of the thousand women said to have fought in the Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez concealed her gender and ethnicity, and changed her identity in order to become a Confederate soldier spy and double agent for the Union, only to be dismissed as a hoax after revealing her story in her scandalous 1876 memoir, The Woman in Battle. REBEL is a story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory. Click here for film's website. 

 The On Screen/In Person film series is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.

Our 2015-2016 filmmakers bring us stories that highlight the struggles that women have faced – and still face – in their daily lives and the quest for a supportive and equal society. They show us the power of the arts to heal physically and mentally and to create a space for personal expression.

Selected films include: Deaf Jam directed by Judy Lieff; Foreign Puzzle directed by Chithra Jeyaram; Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos directed by Jonathan Gruber; REBEL directed by Maria Agui Carter; Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story directed by Jessica Vale; and The Winding Stream directed by Beth Harrington.

The filmmakers will be present at screenings to engage local community members to build greater appreciation for their works and the art of film.  The purpose of On Screen/In Person is to provide exhibition opportunities for independent filmmakers; provide access to film programming of excellence to audiences across the mid-Atlantic region; and to provide communities with opportunities that engender greater understanding of the filmmakers work and enhance the viewing experience.

On Screen/In Person is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.