Women’s Rights NHP to Show "Independence" in Winter Film Festival
Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024
Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its second annual Winter Film Festival by showing the film Independence on Friday, January 11, and Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Directed by John Huston, this film transports the viewer to 18th-century Philadelphia with Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others to experience the unfolding drama of the struggle for independence. Watch their deliberations as they creatively fashion a new form of government. The running time for Independence is 28 minutes.
Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne." The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Duchesne.
All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps)and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. Learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter: http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-2-no-1-12-26-12.pdf.
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