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“Mysterious Bard” to be screened at International Film Festival

Event date: 1/5/2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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“Mysterious Bard” to be screened at International Film Festival

Illinois State Historical Society

The ISHS produced video The Mysterious Bard of Sangamo, won a birth at the 30th annual Molly Schlich Independent International Film Festival, sponsored by the Springfield Art Association. The video is based on a two-act play written by ISHS director John Hallwas, and starring Victor Holstein, a Chicago-based actor, as poet John Hancock, whose residency in the “Sangamo Country” inspired more than 70 poems. The video was shot on location at the Elijah Iles House in Springfield by the production company Crowdson Creative, who edited the 55-minute program for public television.

The Molly Schlich Independent International Film Festival begins on January 5 with a film preview party featuring The Mysterious Bard of Sangamo, and continues for several weeks with the following showings:

Jan 9 and 11: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Jan: 23 & 25: The Truth
Jan 26 & 18: The Truffle Hunters
Jan 30 and Feb 1: Spoor
Feb 6 & 8: India Sweets and Spices
Feb 13-15: The Man Who Sold His Skin
Feb 20 & 22: The Rescue
Feb 27 & Mar 1: Retfaedignedens Ryttere

Interested parties may purchase a block ticket for all 8 featured films, which can be used individually or to include a guest, with a single punch used for each admission. For more information about the series, call 217-544-2787. 

AMC Classic Springfield 12
3141 Mercantile Drive
Springfield, IL (Map)

The video is available for purchase at the ISHS website Store.


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