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For Immediate Release
Market Square Documentary To Screen at First Friday
Market Square District Association
October 31, 2006 - For eight Knoxville teenagers, Market Square used to be just the place where they hung with their friends at Sundown in the City. Their parents remembered concrete canopies and bargains at Watsons. Their grandparents remembered fresh vegetables and a monstrous brick building. Then these kids attended Media High, Knox County Public Library's documentary videomaking program, and everything changed.

They created Market Square: Earth, Brick, & Fire, part 1 of a documentary history of Knoxville's most beloved community gathering place. It premiered to great acclaim last June but the students dreamed of screening the film on Market Square. Their dream comes true on Friday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. when Market Square: Earth, Brick, & Fire will be shown outdoors on the site of the old Market House. The short screening is free and open to the public.

Market Square: Earth, Brick, & Fire traces the history of Market Square from a field to the seat of Knoxville government to the hub of commercial life in East Tennessee for nearly a century. Part I ends with the mysterious burning of the Market House in 1959.

Through the leadership of David Drews, the students learned to use the latest computer software and state of the art cameras, courtesy of Community Television of Knoxville. They poured over photographs, maps, and newspapers at the McClung Historical Collection. They interviewed historians and Market Square merchants. They probed the memories of members of Knoxville High School's class of 1938. They were even able to obtain home movie footage of the Market House from the 1940s. The documentary features animation and original music composed and performed by the students.

One local newspaper said of the premiere, "When the lights came back onů everyone in the standing room only crowd seemed to agree that Market Square: Earth, Brick, & Fire was both a credible and creditable piece of documentary filmmaking."

This project was made possible through a generous grant from the Jane L. Pettway Foundation. More information on Media High or this event, please contact Nelda Hill at 865-215-8729.
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