Dinner and a Movie – July 20 in Norristown

It’s “Dinner and a Movie” night on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Norristown Public Library (1001 Powell Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania).
The Lord is not on Trial Here Today

The Lord is not on Trial Here Today

Please plan to arrive at the library Community Room around 5:30 PM with your own dinner to chat with friends before the screening of The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today.

This 55-minute documentary tells the compelling story of the landmark 1945 First Amendment case that established the separation of religion and government in public schools. The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today is written, produced, directed and photographed by Jay Rosenstein. This film has won a Peabody Award. It was named “Best Historical Documentary in the Mid-America Region” and won an Emmy Award for “Best Writing in the Mid-America Region.”
Sixty years after the original decision in McCollum vs. Board of Education, this film recounts what Vasti McCollum later described as “three years of headlines, headaches and hatred.” Her struggles led to a decision that still resonates in separation of religion and government today. McCollum was a long-time supporter of FS, and most members of her family continue to receive the FS newsletter via email.

FS will supply bottled water, cups, napkins, plates and a cookie dessert. Please note that new audio equipment was purchased so that the film can be heard well by all. A special door prize will be given at the end of the evening.

This is a free and open-to-the-public event. Donations are greatly appreciated to offset related expenses.