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‘Legends of the Road’ showcases Chief Sealth High School students and Bob Kendrick of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on June 27
Restoration of the art-deco underwater murals of West Seattle’s Historic Admiral Theater will get a boost this summer with a one-night screening of a documentary that showcases a project by local students to salute the black baseball barnstorming phenomenon of the early 20th century.
“Legends of the Road,” a feature-length, student-produced film, will be screened at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Historic Admiral Theater, 2343 California Ave. SW, sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
The film, which won the highest audience rating at the 2017 Kansas City Film Festival, will be introduced by Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, and former teacher Gary Thomsen of West Seattle, who led the “Legends” project at Chief Sealth High School.
After the film, Kendrick, Thomsen and several of Thomsen’s former students will be available to answer questions.
Admission will be by $20 donation, which will go to the Historic Admiral Theater mural restoration led by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. A VIP opportunity, to see the film and visit one-on-one with the featured speakers beforehand, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the theater. This opportunity is available by reservation at a $100 donation
Both levels of tickets can be purchased at Far Away Entertainment, and at the door.
Film History Course
Fridays, May 5 – June 30, 12:30 – 12:50 pm
Location: Senior Center of West Seattle, Nucor Room
“The Story of Film: An Odyssey” by Mark Cousins. Film critic and historian Mark Cousins uses film clips, interviews with filmmakers, and illustrative footage of locations around the world to take viewers through film and filmmaking history, from the late 19th century to today, with a particular emphasis on world cinema. We will be showing this 15-hour documentary in 20-minute segments through May and June. Led by Terry Holm. $1 members/ $2 non-members.